“A lively account of the harsh realities of war and politics in this era, the vagaries of political marriage and the thin line between invaders and settlers.”—Publishers WeeklyEmma, one of England’s most remarkable queens, made her mark on a nation beset by Viking raiders at the end of the Dark Ages. At the center of a triangle of Anglo Saxons, Vikings, and Normans all jostling for control of Engl...
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (August 8, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
Amazon Rank: 15271197
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I absolutely loved this book. I was brand new to any history related to the Vikings outside the fictional show about the Vikings on the History Channel and this book was a wonderful starting point. Queen Emma is a fascinating woman in history who m...
as a political pawn who became an unscrupulous manipulator. Regarded by her contemporaries as a generous Christian patron, an admired regent, and a Machiavellian mother, Emma was, above all, a survivor: hers was a life marked by dramatic reversals of fortune, all of which she overcame.