New PDF release: Aethelstan: The First King of England (The English Monarchs

By Sarah Foot

ISBN-10: 0300125356

ISBN-13: 9780300125351

ISBN-10: 0300187718

ISBN-13: 9780300187717

The robust and leading edge King Æthelstan reigned purely in short (924-939), but his achievements in the course of these eventful fifteen years replaced the process English heritage. He received wonderful army victories (most significantly at Brunanburh), cast remarkable political connections throughout Europe, and succeeded in growing the 1st unified nation of the English. to say for him the name of "first English monarch" isn't any exaggeration.

In this nuanced portrait of Æthelstan, Sarah Foot bargains the 1st complete account of the king ever written. She strains his existence during the quite a few spheres within which he lived and labored, starting with the intimate context of his family members, then extending outward to his strange multiethnic royal court docket, the Church and his state, the wars he performed, and at last his dying and legacy. Foot describes a cosmopolitan guy who used to be not just an outstanding army chief but additionally a helpful king. He ruled brilliantly, built inventive how one can undertaking his snapshot as a ruler, and devised strategic marriage treaties and reward exchanges to cement alliances with the prime royal and ducal homes of Europe. Æthelstan’s legacy, obvious within the new mild of this masterful biography, is inextricably attached to the very forging of britain and early English identification.

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