Athelstan: The Making of England

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Athelstan: The Making of England

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Author :   Tom Holland
Publisher :   Penguin Books Ltd
Published :   30/06/2016
ISBN :   9780241187814
Format :   Hardback
Pages :   115
Size (mm) :   186x129x18
Weight (g) :   208

The formation of England happened against the odds - the division of the country into rival kingdoms, the assaults of the Vikings, the precarious position of the island on the edge of the known world. But King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex, his... Read more
The formation of England happened against the odds - the division of the country into rival kingdoms, the assaults of the Vikings, the precarious position of the island on the edge of the known world. But King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex, his son Eadweard expanded it, and his grandson Athelstan finally united Mercia and Wessex, conquered Northumbria and became Rex totius Britanniae. Tom Holland recounts this extraordinarily exciting story with relish and drama.