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characters ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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 Weekly Emma one of England's most remarkable ueens made her. Interesting if not exciting look at what can seem a very alien time It is not really so much about Emma it couldnt be a modern style biography because of the lack of evidence about her life But it places her and her life history into the context of the histories of England the Viking invasions and Normandy before the conuest

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characters ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ipulator 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 overcam. This is about a woman who was officially made ueen was married to two different kings and at least one of her sons ruled England I have to admit that I am not generally keen on political history but thought this would be interesting as it was about a ueen and Vikings I am interested in women s history However she really isn t in as much of the book as I would have liked due to lack of good records for some of the times so there was a lot of stuff about kings and other leaders etc that I couldn t care much less about That said some of it was interesting and the writing was good enough I can t bring myself to rate it less than two stars There is about her in the second half of the book than the first but since I read it on an old school type of Kindle I can t easily go back and count the pages etc that centre on here If nothing else she managed to beat the odds of the day with how long she lived and she was obviously a bright woman etc

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characters ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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 England Emma was a political pawn who became an unscrupulous man. This non fiction book starts off on a suprisingly narrative and almost fictional note in that it sets the scene of how young Emma daughter of the Duke Richard of Normandy was set upon a ship to England to marrie a man double her age and seal a strategic alliance against the growing strength of the Vikings Some people may not like this narrative introduction but I think it adds that extra sparkle and almost depth to the text as it helps the reader imagine what Emma must have been like as each chapter and section goes through the key areas of history and introduce key characters that had a major influence not just on Emma s own life but of course the very history of English ruleEmma is one of those forgotten ueens who sadly reigned not once but twice as well as strongly in the background of two of her son s reigns Harthacnut and Edward the confessor s early rule but also in a period of history not often talked about or featured in historical literature both non fiction and fiction That is the period before 1066 when King Ethelred the Unready ill counciled was in power and the time when England was actually under Danish rule and formed part of a large scandinavian empire under King Cnut or Canute if you preferThe reader will learn an awful lot not just about Emma but about the world and society she grew up in and will realise that Emma show s the inner strength cunning and social survival skills that shone through in ueen Elizabeth 1st in the sixteenth century and eually ueen Victoria in the nineteenth century But I am pleased to say that not one jot of this book is dry or boring Each chapter is interesting enriching enlightening and even entertaining as the firstIf you wish to understand better the background behind 1066 well why not start from where it truly all began with a similar battle of wills for the throne of England before Godwinesone vs Hardrada vs Duke William it was SweinCnut vs Edmund Ironside and the current King Ethelred who held a shakey stability And weaving between these great men was one woman who was a foriegner herself Emma of Normandy who outlived them all


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    free download ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England E–book/E–pub free read å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ñ Harriet OBrien ueen Emma called Aelfgifu by most of her subjects was a strong willed Norman who was ueen of England twice over first as the wife of Anglo Saxon king Aethelred then as the wife of the conuering Danish king Cnut She had little impact in Aethelred's court but was according to O'Brien very involved in revitalizing Cnut's reputation in Europe through conspicuous acts of piety and generosity After Cnut's death she f

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    Harriet OBrien ñ 7 free download free read å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ñ Harriet OBrien free download ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England A delightfully readable bookThere are only so many textual sources for Anglo Saxon history and O'Brien makes the most of them So there's familiarity about it both in the familiar historical information from the Anglo Saxon Chronicles and the tropes we see in television and movies I found myself thinking from time to time of Lord o

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    ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England E–book/E–pub Harriet OBrien ñ 7 free download Interesting if not exciting look at what can seem a very alien time It is not really so much about Emma it couldnt be a modern style biography because of the lack of evidence about her life But it places her and her life history into the context of the histories of England the Viking invasions and Normandy bef

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    free download ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England E–book/E–pub This non fiction book starts off on a suprisingly narrative and almost fictional note in that it sets the scene of how young

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    Harriet OBrien ñ 7 free download free read å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ñ Harriet OBrien free download ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England This is a uality book with beautiful printing and a very interesting subject I had high hopes that this book would be a well informed and analogous to Dan Jones's Wars of the Roses but in a different time period Emma is a very interesting sub

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    ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England E–book/E–pub Harriet OBrien ñ 7 free download free download ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England The book is based on what few facts there are about ueen Emma who was the Great Aunt of William 1 of England She was the daughter of a Duke wife of 2 Kings and Mother of 2 Kings She was determined not to take a back seat to anyone and she paid for it several times However her strength and perseverance helped her become a force to

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    ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England E–book/E–pub This is about a woman who was officially made ueen was married to two different kings and at least one of her sons ruled England I have to admit that I am not generally keen on political history but thought this would be interesting as it was about a ueen and Vikings; I am interested in women's history However she really isn't in as much o

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    free download ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England E–book/E–pub free read å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ñ Harriet OBrien An excellent smooth narrated biography of Emma and her world Really enjoyable

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    free read å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ñ Harriet OBrien ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England E–book/E–pub Harriet OBrien ñ 7 free download uick VersionA history of Emma Norman wife of two kings of England one Anglo Saxon and one Dane mother of two kings of England and grea

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    ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England E–book/E–pub This is a short history of England in the decades before the Norman Conuest The author centers her story on Emma of Normandy who arrived in the year 1002 to marry the aging English king but this is not a biography There is very little personal information available about any of these people who lived 1000 year

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  • Paperback
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  • ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England
  • Harriet OBrien
  • English
  • 04 February 2020
  • 9781596911192