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Harold: The Last Anglo-Saxon King

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Book News Annotation:

King Harold Godwineson (c. 1022-66) is best known for his defeat and death at the battle of Hastings. This volume offers a critical study of his father's rise to power and King Harold's own life and short (nine months and nine days) but significant reign. Ten fine color plates as well as abundant b&w illustrations. Distributed by Books International.
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Synopsis:

Until now, King Harold Godwineson's claim to fame was that he was shot through the eye with an arrow and died at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Known mainly for this defeat, his true status and achievements have been overshadowed. Ian Walker contends that Harold deserves to be remembered as one of England's greatest rulers and sets out to correct his distorted image. Harold: The Last Anglo-Saxon King offers the first full-length critical study of his career in the years leading up to 1066. Walker reveals the distortions in the divergent 'English' and 'Norman' accounts available, allowing the reader a realistic assessment of Harold and his rival William and in the process enhancing our view of both.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780750913881
Subtitle:
The Last Anglo-Saxon King
Author:
Walker, Ian W.
Publisher:
Alan Sutton Publishing, Ltd.
Location:
Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Hastings, battle of, 1066
Publication Date:
August 1997
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.92x7.09x.90 in. 1.70 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » Pre Tudor

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Product details 240 pages Alan Sutton Publishing, Ltd. - English 9780750913881 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Until now, King Harold Godwineson's claim to fame was that he was shot through the eye with an arrow and died at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Known mainly for this defeat, his true status and achievements have been overshadowed. Ian Walker contends that Harold deserves to be remembered as one of England's greatest rulers and sets out to correct his distorted image. Harold: The Last Anglo-Saxon King offers the first full-length critical study of his career in the years leading up to 1066. Walker reveals the distortions in the divergent 'English' and 'Norman' accounts available, allowing the reader a realistic assessment of Harold and his rival William and in the process enhancing our view of both.
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