By Athelstan (England, König); Foot, Sarah Rosamund Irvine; King of England Athelstan
The strong and leading edge King Æthelstan reigned basically in short (924-939), but his achievements in the course of these eventful fifteen years replaced the process English background. He gained staggering army victories (most significantly at Brunanburh), solid unheard of political connections throughout Europe, and succeeded in growing the 1st unified nation of the English. to say for him the name of "first English monarch" is not any exaggeration.
In this nuanced portrait of Æthelstan, Sarah Foot bargains the 1st complete account of the king ever written. She strains his existence throughout the a variety of spheres within which he lived and labored, starting with the intimate context of his family members, then extending outward to his strange multiethnic royal courtroom, the Church and his state, the wars he carried out, and eventually his dying and legacy. Foot describes a worldly guy who used to be not just an excellent army chief but additionally a precious king. He ruled brilliantly, constructed artistic how you can undertaking his snapshot as a ruler, and devised strategic marriage treaties and present exchanges to cement alliances with the top royal and ducal homes of Europe. Æthelstan's legacy, noticeable within the new mild of this masterful biography, is inextricably hooked up to the very forging of britain and early English identification
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19. King of Wessex, engraving of Æthelstan askingthat Bible be translated into Saxon tongue, from William Augustus Russel's A New and Authentic History of England (1777). Photograph by Hulton Archive/Getty Images. FIGURES 1. The West Saxon Royal Family. 2. The West Saxon Royal Family in Europe, after V. Ortenberg, ‘Aux périphéries du monde carolingien’, in La royauté et les élites, ed. R. le Jan (Lille 1998), 517. MAPS 1: Britain in the tenth century, Richard Sowerby, after Paul Hill, The Age of Athelstan, (Stroud, 2004), map 1.
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Æthelstan : the first king of England by Athelstan (England, König); Foot, Sarah Rosamund Irvine; King of England Athelstan