Kings and Kingdoms of Early Anglo-Saxon England
Kings and Kingdoms of Early Anglo-Saxon England provides a unique survey of the six major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms - Kent, the East Saxons, the East Angles, Northumbria, Mercia and Wessex - and their royal families, examining the most recent research in this field.
Barbara Yorke moves beyond narrative accounts of the various royal houses to explain issues such as the strategies of rule, the reasons for success and failure and the dynamics of change in the office of king. Sixteen genealogical and regnal tables help to elucidate the history of the royal houses.
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Ęthelbald Ęthelbert Ęthelbert of Kent Ęthelburh Ęthelfrith Ęthelred Ęthelwulf Aldfrith Alfred Alfred’s Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Anglo-Saxon kingdoms appear areas Asser battle Bede Bede’s Bernicia bishop British Brooks brother burial Cędwalla Canterbury Ceawlin Celtic Cenred Cenwalh Cenwulf Ceolwulf Cerdic charters Christian church coinage conquest dates daughter death Deira dominant Dumville dynasty Eadbert ealdormen Eardwulf early Anglo-Saxon East Angles East Anglian East Saxon East Saxon kings Ecclesiastical History Edwin Egbert Egfrith eighth century evidence Francia Frankish genealogy Hwiccian Ine’s Kent Kentish kings Kentish royal kingship land Lapidge Magonsaete Mercian Mercian kings ninth century Northumbria Northumbrian kings Offa Offa’s Oswald Oswiu overlords overlordship Penda period probably province Rędwald recorded regnal list reign religious houses rival Roman royal house ruled Saxon kingdom seems settlement seventh century Sigebert sixth sources South Saxons southern Stenton subking succession surviving Sutton Hoo throne Tribal Hidage Viking Wallace-Hadrill Wessex West Saxon Wormald Wulfhere