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by Hubert Grills

  • ISBN: 1898281521
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Hubert Grills
  • Subcategory: Historical
  • Other formats: lrf docx mobi lit
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Anglo-Saxon Books (December 31, 2009)
  • Pages: 255 pages
  • FB2 size: 1927 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
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Godwine, Earl of Wessex dominates the history of England in the second quarter of the eleventh century, accruing enormous power and wealth to himself and his sons, the text book example of an over-mighty subject

Godwine, Earl of Wessex dominates the history of England in the second quarter of the eleventh century, accruing enormous power and wealth to himself and his sons, the text book example of an over-mighty subject. This new biography offers an extremely detailed reassessment of his actions and the complex politics of eleventh century northern Europe. It is based on rigorous interrogation of the patchy and often contradictory sources, few of which have anything good to say about Godwine, and unpicks the varying reasons for the widespread demonisation of the earl, particularly under the Normans

Varying Form of Title: Godwine, Earl of Wessex.

Varying Form of Title: Godwine, Earl of Wessex.

The story of Godwine's life is scattered in many source documents where fact is mingled with legend and polemic. The author's familiarity with the texts - and with the inherent bias in each of them - allows him to bring a fresh approach to the little-known story of a great ma. .

Godwine, Earl of Wessex dominates the history of England in the second quarter of the eleventh century, accruing enormous power and wealth to himself and his sons, the text book example of an over-mighty subject

Godwine, Earl of Wessex dominates the history of England in the second quarter of the eleventh century, accruing enormous power and wealth to himself and his sons, the text book example of an over-mighty subject. C) 2017-2018 All rights are reserved by their owners. Publication, Distribution, et. Swaffham, Norfolk (C) 2017-2018 All rights are reserved by their owners. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners.

Godwine, Earl of Wessex. Flag as Inappropriate. His son Harold succeeded him as Earl of Wessex, an area then covering roughly the southernmost third of England. This time, however, Godwin refused, choosing to champion his own countrymen against a (visiting) foreign ruler and his own king. Edward saw this as a test of power, and managed to enlist the support of Siward, Earl of Northumbria and Earl Leofric. With the death of Earl Siward (1055) and later Earl Ælfgar (1062), the children of Godwin were poised to assume sole control.

Earl Godwine, the father of King Harold, was one of the most important and influential figures in 11th century England

Godwine was an independent-minded, dominant and courageous man who held much political and military power. Mediaeval kings relied on men like Godwine for support and for execution of their policies. Earl Godwine, the father of King Harold, was one of the most important and influential figures in 11th century England. The story of his life is scattered in many source documents in which fact is mingled with legend and polemic.

Are you sure you want to remove The life and times of Godwine . by Hubert John Grills. Published 2009 by Anglo-Saxon Books in Swaffham, Norfolk Other Titles. Godwine, Earl of Wessex.

Are you sure you want to remove The life and times of Godwine, Earl of Wessex from your list? The life and times of Godwine, Earl of Wessex. 249 p. ; Number of pages.

Godwine, earl of Wessex, the most powerful man in England during the opening years of the reign of Edward .

Godwine, earl of Wessex, the most powerful man in England during the opening years of the reign of Edward the Confessor. Although an Anglo-Saxon, Godwine became a favourite of the Danish king of England, Canute the Great, who made him earl of Wessex about 1018. In the disputes over the succession.

Entertaining historical fiction about Godwin, Earl of Wessex, and the father of Harold who was slain at Hastings. Have finished Godwine Kingmaker and The Sons of Godwine and am looking forward to reading Fatal Rivalry

Entertaining historical fiction about Godwin, Earl of Wessex, and the father of Harold who was slain at Hastings. Godwin certainly led an interesting and tumultuous life. The story line follows the known history and Godwine's relations with Canute, Emma, Edward, as well as the ill-fated Ulf of Denmark. The political upheavals of the time are described well. Have finished Godwine Kingmaker and The Sons of Godwine and am looking forward to reading Fatal Rivalry. Mercedes character development is extraordinary, she captures the personalities of each son and daughter of the the first Earl of Wessex, their complex interactions with one another and others.

Godwine was an independent-minded, dominant and courageous man who held much political and military power. Mediaeval kings relied on men like Godwine for support and for the execution of their policies. When the interests of the king and his leading men coincided, the country could enjoy an effective administration; when these interests conflicted, ruinous and unnecessary strife resulted and it was by no means certain that the authority of the king would prevail. The story of Godwine's life is scattered in many source documents where fact is mingled with legend and polemic. Hubert Grills has reviewed the available sources - Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian and Norman - and subjected them to a new analysis. The author's familiarity with the texts - and with the inherent bias in each of them - allows him to bring a fresh approach to the little-known story of a great man.

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