Harold, the Last Anglo-Saxon King

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Sutton, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 258 pages
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King Harold Godwineson (c.1022-66) is one of history's shadowy figures, known mainly for his defeat and death at the Battle of Hastings. His true status and achievements have been overshadowed by the events of 1066 and the bias imposed by the Norman victory. This text aims to correct the common view of Harold, presenting an argument for being one of England's greatest rulers.

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User Review  - ELEkstrom - LibraryThing

Wow. I rarely do not suffer while reading history, but as I've whined in my updates, this was the longest 290 pages I've ever read. Mr. Walker gave us the complete history of Harold Godwineson's ... Read full review

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

A very well researched biography of Harold, using all the relatively scare English and Norman sources as fully but as realistically as possible, being aware of their biases and limitations. At the ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter Two HAROLD SON OF GODWINE
19
Chapter Three EXILE AND RETURN
37
Chapter Four THE LANDS AND WEALTH OF HAROLD
54
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About the author (1997)

Ian W. Walker is a Civil Servant in the Scottish Office, but his great passion is history. He is also the author of "Mercia and the making of England" and "Harold: The Last Anglo-Saxon King," which was shortlisted for the History Today Book of the Year prize.

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