Queen Emma and the Vikings: The Woman Who Shaped the Events of 1066

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Bloomsbury, Jun 1, 2006 - Great Britain - 288 pages
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"Emma was one of England's most remarkable queens: a formidable woman who made her mark on a Europe beset by Vikings. By birth a Norman, she married and outlived two kings of England and witnessed the coronations of two of her sons: Harthcnut the Viking and Edward the Confessor. She beame an unscrupulous political player and was diversely regarded as a generous Christian patron, the admired co-regent of the nation and a ruthlessly Machiavellian mother." ...Cover.

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Queen Emma and the Vikings: a history of power, love, and greed in eleventh-century England

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Queen Emma was the wife and consort of two successive kings of England, Aethelred (978-1016) and Cnut (1016-1035), and the mother of both Harthacnut, King of Denmark (1035-1042) and England (1040 ... Read full review

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Harriet O'Brien is a writer and editor working in London for a range of newspapers and magazines including The

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