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Ú Tom Holland Ú ❰Reading❯ ➻ Athelstan Author Tom Holland – Helpyouantib.co.uk The formation of England occurred against the odds an island divided into rival kingdoms under savage assault from Viking hordes But after King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex and his son Edward The formation of England occurred against the odds an islandFigures of the age including Alfred and his daughter Aethelflaed 'Lady of the Mercians' who brought Athelstan up at the Mercian court Making sense of the family rivalries and fractious conflicts of the Anglo Saxon rulers Holland shows us how a royal dynasty rescued their kingdom from near oblivion and fashioned a nation that endures to this d A short video I made to coincide with my biography of Æthelstan It's about his aunt Alfred's daughter the founding mother of England Æthelflæd 1100 years ago today in Tamworth the ancient capital of Mercia that she had recaptured from the Vikings in 913 died Æthelflæd Lady of the Mercians a woman who deserves to be commemorated as the Founding Mother of England time for some viking kitties

Tom Holland ☆ Athelstan pdf

The formation of England occurred against the odds an island divided into rival kingdoms under savage assault from Viking hordes But after King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex and his son Edward expanded it his grandson Athelstan inherited the rule of both Mercia and Wessex conuered Northumbria and was hailed as Rex totius Britanniae 'K

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AthelstanIng of the whole of Britain'Tom Holland recounts this extraordinary story with relish and drama transporting us back to a time of omens raven harbingers and blood red battlefields As well as giving form to the figure of Athelstan devout shrewd all too aware of the precarious nature of his power especially in the north he introduces the great I'm assuming this is a good general biography of Athelstan but I felt that context and detail of the era was needed to have things make sense To say my knowledge of Anglo Saxon England is rudimentary is being kind No doubt background reading would have been necessary to get really engaged with the tale of AthelstanHolland's treatment sparked my interest but a comprehensive biography would have probably been satisfying