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Kings and Kingdoms of Early Anglo-Saxon England

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Kings and Kingdoms of Early Anglo-Saxon England provides a unique survey of the six major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms - Kent, the East Saxons, the East Angles, Northumbria, Mercia and Wessex - and their royal families, examining the most recent research in this field.
Barbara Yorke moves beyond narrative accounts of the various royal houses to explain issues such as the strategies
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Paperback, 236 pages
Published June 30th 1990 by Routledge (first published 1990)
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Robert Monk
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Though it's getting a bit old now, this is still the best survey of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms prior to the unification of England under Alfred and his successors that I know. Each of the major kingdoms (Wessex, Mercia, Northumbria, etc) gets its own chapter, outlining what we know, giving a regnal list as best as can be determined (and explaining the problems in doing so), and discussing developments within that area. The last chapter is an overview of Anglo Saxon kingship, its development, powers, a ...more
Richard Willis
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history
Very dense, very informative, and quite good.
Tegels
Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Current academic thinking on early Anglo-Saxon England - a must-read for those interested in that era.
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