Sarah Foot's Aethelstan: The First King of England (The English Monarchs PDF

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By Sarah Foot

ISBN-10: 0300125356

ISBN-13: 9780300125351

ISBN-10: 0300187718

ISBN-13: 9780300187717

The robust and cutting edge King Æthelstan reigned basically in brief (924-939), but his achievements in the course of these eventful fifteen years replaced the process English historical past. He received staggering army victories (most particularly at Brunanburh), cast remarkable political connections throughout Europe, and succeeded in developing the 1st unified state of the English. to say for him the identify of "first English monarch" is not any exaggeration.

In this nuanced portrait of Æthelstan, Sarah Foot deals the 1st complete account of the king ever written. She lines his lifestyles throughout the a variety of spheres during which he lived and labored, starting with the intimate context of his kin, then extending outward to his strange multiethnic royal court docket, the Church and his state, the wars he performed, and eventually his demise and legacy. Foot describes a worldly guy who was once not just an exceptional army chief but in addition a beneficial king. He ruled brilliantly, constructed inventive how one can venture his photo as a ruler, and devised strategic marriage treaties and reward exchanges to cement alliances with the best royal and ducal homes of Europe. Æthelstan’s legacy, visible within the new gentle of this masterful biography, is inextricably attached to the very forging of britain and early English identification.

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