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The House of Godwine By Emma Mason

The House of Godwine

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Harold Godwineson was king of England from January 1066 until his death at Hastings on 14 October of that year. Although he was not the only candidate for the succession to the childless King Edward the Confessor, Harold had a far stronger claim than William of Normandy to the throne.

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The House of Godwine: The History of a Dynasty by Emma Mason

Harold Godwineson was king of England from January 1066 until his death at Hastings on 14th October of that year. Although he was not the only candidate for the succession to the childless King Edward the Confessor, Harold had a far stronger claim than William of Normandy to the throne. For much of the reign of Edward the Confessor, who was married to Harold's sister Edith, the Godwine family, led by Earl Godwine, had dominated English politics. In The House of Godwine Emma Mason tells the turbulent story of a remarkable family which, until Harold's unexpected defeat, looked far more likely than the dukes of Normandy to provide the long-term rulers of England. But for the Norman conquest, an Anglo-Saxon England ruled by the Godwine dynasty would have developed very differntly from that dominated by the Normans.

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The House of Godwine Reviews


"This is an impressive untangling of a complex tale of revenge, double-dealing and deceit." The Sunday Times "A fascinating account" John Hudson, BBC History, July 2004

About Emma Mason


EMMA MASON is Emeritus Reader in Medieval History in the University of London and the author of many books and articles on Anglo-Saxon and Norman England

Table of Contents


The Kingdom of England; Threats from Abroad; Earl Godwine; Struggle at Court; Triumph; Harold Godwineson; William of Normandy; Before Hastings; Hastings; Survivors

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GOR002105665
The House of Godwine: The History of a Dynasty by Emma Mason
Emma Mason
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2003-12-01
304
1852853891
9781852853891
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