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Athelstan kindle ✓ ´ [PDF / Epub] ✩ Athelstan ☉ Tom Holland – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The formation of England occurred against the odds an island divided into rival kingdoms under savage assault from Viking hordes But after King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex and his son Edward The formation of England occurred against the oddFigures of the age including Alfred and his daughter Aethelflaed 'Lady of the Mercians' who brought Athelstan up at the Mercian court Making sense of the family rivalries and fractious conflicts of the Anglo Saxon rulers Holland shows us how a royal dynasty rescued their kingdom from near oblivion and fashioned a nation that endures to this d Absolutely intriguing I went into this book without knowing anything about Athelstan and now i feel like a pro I wouldn't have bought it if it had been a bit longer but having finished it I'm wishing it had been I absolutely loved the writing style It was so hilariously pompous and melodramatic that I found myself reading bits out to people and laughing out loud Honestly I would recommend this to anyone It was so funny and enjoyable and educational with no prior knowledge reuired

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The formation of England occurred against the odds an island divided into rival kingdoms under savage assault from Viking hordes But after King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex and his son Edward expanded it his grandson Athelstan inherited the rule of both Mercia and Wessex conuered Northumbria and was hailed as Rex totius Britanniae 'K A useful introduction to a king who has been overlooked in part because sources on the man Athelstan are sparse In some 100 pages Mr Holland provides useful background to Athelstan's father Edward and grandfather Alfred and how he transformed his kingdom from reigning over the Anglo Saxons to all of England and so the title used for the first time Rex Anglorum King of the English Also covered is Æthelflæd Lady of the Mercians and Edward's sister Her own importance in combating the Vikings and for Athelstan's time at her court as a growing adolescent himself seeing combat against the Vikings is stated and well made in this small book Brief but informative and a helpful starter for the wider Penguin Monarchs series

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AthelstanIng of the whole of Britain'Tom Holland recounts this extraordinary story with relish and drama transporting us back to a time of omens raven harbingers and blood red battlefields As well as giving form to the figure of Athelstan devout shrewd all too aware of the precarious nature of his power especially in the north he introduces the great I'm assuming this is a good general biography of Athelstan but I felt that context and detail of the era was needed to have things make sense To say my knowledge of Anglo Saxon England is rudimentary is being kind No doubt background reading would have been necessary to get really engaged with the tale of AthelstanHolland's treatment sparked my interest but a comprehensive biography would have probably been satisfying