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Tom Holland ↠ 7 read summary ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tom Holland characters Athelstan ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB The formation of England occurred against the odds an island divided into rival kingdoms under savage assault from Viking hordes But after King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex and his son Edward expanded it his grandson Athelstan inherited the rule of both Mercia and Wessex conuered Northumbria and was hailed as Rex totius Britanniae 'K. A useful introduction to a king who has been overlooked in part because sources on the man Athelstan are sparse In some 100 pages Mr Holland provides useful background to Athelstan s father Edward and grandfather Alfred and how he transformed his kingdom from reigning over the Anglo Saxons to all of England and so the title used for the first time Rex Anglorum King of the English Also covered is thelfl d Lady of the Mercians and Edward s sister Her own importance in combating the Vikings and for Athelstan s time at her court as a growing adolescent himself seeing combat against the Vikings is stated and well made in this small book Brief but informative and a helpful starter for the wider Penguin Monarchs series

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Tom Holland ↠ 7 read summary ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tom Holland characters Athelstan ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ing of the whole of Britain'Tom Holland recounts this extraordinary 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 especially in the north he introduces the great. The epic first installment of the Penguin Monarchs series describing Athelstan s achievements uniting England establishing diplomatic relations with continental European powers and managing a fractious royal succession Athelstan s personality and even the site of the most decisive battle of his reign remain elusive but the book discusses the political and religious influences of his times and the family who shaped his childhood and adolescence his grandfather Alfred the Great his father Edward the Elder and his warrior ueen aunt Aethelflaed of Mercia I am pleased that the Penguin Monarchs series includes volumes about the Anglo Saxon monarchs as it is essential to start before 1066 to understand the foundations of England and the monarchy

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Tom Holland ↠ 7 read summary ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tom Holland characters Athelstan ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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 endures to this d. 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


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    summary ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tom Holland Tom Holland ↠ 7 read free read Athelstan 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 a great story well told by the author I hope someone finds the site of the battle of Brunanburh so it can take its place alongside Hastings and Bosworth and Naseby as places where people can be educated abou

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    PDF FREE [Athelstan] summary ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tom Holland A super little book How has this man escaped my radar for so long? – the first real King of a united England and arguably of Britain Why aren’t there kids around called Athelstan? He achieved a lot in his shortish life and reign 45 and 15 respectively Warrior scholar patron of the arts and devout Christian with a special relationship with the long dead St Cuthbert Interestingly he never married unlike his father Ed

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    summary ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tom Holland Tom Holland ↠ 7 read PDF FREE [Athelstan] A useful introduction to a king who has been overlooked in part because sources on the man Athelstan are sparse In some 100 pages Mr H

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    PDF FREE [Athelstan] I'm assuming this is a good general biography of Athelstan but I felt that context and detail of the era was needed to have things make sense To say my knowledge of Anglo Saxon England is rudimentary is being kind No doubt background reading would have been necessary to get really engaged with the tale of AthelstanHolland's treat

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    PDF FREE [Athelstan] No king in England’s history has been unjustly forgotten than Æthelstan This forgetting is all the poignant in that Æthelstan can reasonably claim to be the first king of England Not many other nations would flush their founder d

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    PDF FREE [Athelstan] The epic first installment of the Penguin Monarchs series describing Athelstan's achievements uniting England establishing diplomatic relations with continental European powers and managing a fractious royal succession Athelstan's personalit

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    free read Athelstan PDF FREE [Athelstan] Tom Holland ↠ 7 read A short video I made to coincide with my biography of Æthelstan It's about his aunt Alfred's daughter the founding mother of England Æthelflæd 1100 years ago today in Tamworth the ancient capital of Mercia that she had recaptured from the Vikings in 913 died Æthelflæd Lady of the Mercians a woman who deserves to be commemorated as the Founding Mother of England time for some viking kitties

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    summary ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tom Holland PDF FREE [Athelstan] Absolutely intriguing I went into this book without knowing anything about Athelstan and now i feel like a pro I wouldn't have bought it if it had been a bit longer but having finished it I'm wishing it had been I absolutely loved th

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    summary ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tom Holland Tom Holland ↠ 7 read PDF FREE [Athelstan] A fantastic little book this Outlying not just the life of a man undeservedly lost in history but the political state of 'England' during his reign Tom Holland's prose is so accomplished easy to read and the odd dash of opinion and wit thrown in to ensure the book is not just pages full of dry facts In this book he tells the tale of

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    free read Athelstan PDF FREE [Athelstan] summary ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tom Holland After King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex and his son Edward expanded 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 e

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  • Hardcover
  • 116
  • Athelstan
  • Tom Holland
  • English
  • 07 September 2020
  • 9780241187814