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The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick
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Aug 18, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, anglo-saxon, england, rao-reviews, 2010, reviewed
Read from October 24 to November 11, 2010

In 1002 England, Emma of Normandy is married off to the Saxon king, Æthelred the Unready. Æthelred is a horrible king, and an even worse husband (misogynistic, much?). Emma may not have the love of a good man, but she has fallen for the country which is now her home. When England is invaded by the Danish Vikings, it was up to Emma—not Æthelred—to save the country. Following Æthelred’s death in 1016, Emma guardedly married King Cnut and it is with him that she finds love.

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Christine Jennifer wrote: "The amusing thing about Aethelraed is that his name means ready in Anglo-Saxon. We always got a laugh out of that in my A-S class in college. :-)"


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