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A Hollow Crown By Helen Hollick

A Hollow Crown by Helen Hollick

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Summary

Emma of Normandy was married in a strategic alliance to King Aethelred of England who lost both his kingdom and life to the Vikings. Faced with the prospects of the Vikings sacking London, Emma stakes everything on the most dangerous and important gamble of her life.

A Hollow Crown Summary

A Hollow Crown by Helen Hollick

Aged only thirteen, Emma, daughter of the Duke of Normandy, is married in a strategic alliance to King Aethelred of England. Inept and arrogant, Aethelred is loathed by his young wife, whom he punishes for his many failings as a ruler. Their first son, Edward, is born through an act of violence that is little more than rape. England is invaded by the Viking King Swein Forkbeard and his son Cnut. After a bitter struggle, Aethelred loses his kingdom and his wife. Emma, now dowager queen, holds London against the invader Cnut. When he demands she surrender or suffer the consequences, Emma stakes everything on a dangerous gamble, but troubles and tragedy still await the indomitable queen as she struggles for power and for survival...

About Helen Hollick

Helen Hollick is the author of a trilogy of novels about Arthurian Britain: The Kingmaking, Pendragon's Banner and Shadow of the King, as well as Harold the King. She lives in London.

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GOR003113433
A Hollow Crown by Helen Hollick
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cornerstone
2004-08-05
880
043400491X
9780434004911
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