[Tom Holland] Athelstan [algiers Book] Ebook
Cezanne and Provence eO Saxon England is rudimentary is being kind No doubt background reading would have been necessary to get reallyngaged with the tale of AthelstanHolland s treatment sparked my interest but a comprehensive biography would have probably been satisfying The person who really defined the geographical areas of Britain for the first time I am astonished that we didn t cover his reign and those of Alfred and Edward before Athelstan in school history This is great story well told by the author I hope
Someone Finds The Site finds the site the battle of Brunanburh it can take its place alongside Hastings and Bosworth and Naseby as places where people can be ducated about their past The author has written the book about Athelstan that IS THE FIRST IN THE PENGUIN the first in the Penguin series showing how important Athelstan was and still is to Britai. Figures of the age including Alfred and his daughter Aethelflaed 'Lady of the Mercians' who brought Athelstan up at the Mercian court Making sense of the family rivalries and fractious conflicts of the Anglo Saxon rulers Holland shows us how a royal dynasty rescued their kingdom from near oblivion and fashioned a nation that ndures to this Very accessible read that will be interesting to those new to the period and those who know about it This
Book Is A Great Introduction is a great introduction Athelstan and I am very impressed at how much information Holland could include in a short book I cannot wait to continue this series A short video I made to coincide with my biography of thelstan It s about his aunt Alfred s daughter the founding mother of England thelfl d 1100 years ago today in Tamworth the ancient capital of Mercia that she had recaptured from the Vikings in 913 died thelfl d Lady of the Mercians a woman who deserves to be commemorated as the Founding Mother of England time for some viking kitties I m assuming this is a good general biography of Athelstan but I felt that context and detail of the Contested Reproduction era was needed to have things make sense To say my knowledge of Angl. Ing of the whole of Britain'Tom Holland recounts thisxtraordinary story with relish and drama transporting us back to a time of omens raven harbingers and blood red battlefields As well as giving form to the figure of Athelstan devout shrewd all too aware of the precarious nature of his power specially in
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OF WESSEX AND HIS SON EDWARDWessex and his son Edward it his grandson Athelstan inherited the rule of Mercia and Wessex conuered Northumbria and was hailed King of the whole of Britain Holland recounts this xtraordinary story
and makes it full of drama We are transported back to a time of omens and bloodmakes it full of drama We are transported back to a time of omens and blood battlefields As well as giving form to Athelstan Holland introduces the great figures of the time including Alfred and his daughter Aethelflaed Holland makes sense of the family rivalries and conflicts of the Anglo Saxon rulers Holland shows us how a royal dynasty rescued their kingdom from near oblivion and fashioned a nation that ndures to this day Back to this book and Holland writes a highly informative interesting read about Athelstan and I thoroughly Blacklands enjoyed reading this Athelstan is The formation of England occurred against the odds an island divided into rival kingdoms under savage assault from Viking hordes But after King Alfrednsured the survival of Wessex and his son Edward xpanded it his grandson Athelstan inherited the rule of both Mercia and Wessex Conuered Northumbria And Was Northumbria and was as Rex totius Britanniae 'K. ,