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Godwins: The Rise and Fall of a Noble Dynasty

Author: BARLOW FRANK
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Pub Date: 11/09/2003
ISBN: 9780582784406
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Quick overview This portrait of the Anglo-Scandinavian world is supplementary reading for 2nd/3rd year undergraduate courses in Medieval British history and the Norman Conquest. Set against the backdrop of Viking raids and the Norman Conquest of 1066, the book unravels the history of a feuding family that determined the course and fortunes of all the English.
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The family of Earl Godwin of Wessex stands among the most famous in English history, whose most famous son was King Harold. Frank Barlow charts the family through to Harold - the last Anglo-Saxon king - and finally the crowning of William the Conqueror during the Norman Conquest. Set against the backdrop of Viking raids and ultimately the Norman Conquest of 1066, Frank Barlow unravels the gripping history of a feuding family that nevertheless determined the course and fortunes of all the English.

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