By Sarah Foot
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. Æthelstans 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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