Battle for the Island Kingdom
by Don Hollway
- European History
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A life-and-death struggle for power
This tale of loyalty, treason and military might is a rich history of the years leading up to 1066 when Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans vied for the English crown.
It begins with the Viking Cnut the Great, forging three nations into his North Sea Empire while his Saxon wife Aelfgifu schemes for England’s throne. Her archenemy is Emma of Normandy, widow of Saxon king Aethelred, claiming Cnut’s realm in exchange for her hand in marriage. It comes down to William, the Bastard, fighting to secure his own Norman dukedom, but with an eye on the English crown.
In this epic retelling, the author of The Last Viking recounts the clashes of Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans, their warlords and their conniving queens.
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|Release Date:||November 7, 2023|