Edward the Elder, 899-924

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N. J. Higham, David Hill
Psychology Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
Edward the Elder, son and successor of King Alfred, was one of the greatest architects of the English state and yet is one of the most neglected kings of English history. During his 24-year reign, Edward led a series of successful campaigns against the Vikings and by the time of his death controlled most of southern and midland England, with his influence also felt in Wales and the north. Edward the Elder is a timely reassessment of his reign and helps to restore this ruler to his rightful place in English history.
The period of Edward's reign is notably lacking in primary materials for historians. But by drawing upon sources as diverse as literature, archaeology, coins and textiles, this book brings together a rich variety of scholarship to offer new insight into the world of Edward the Elder. With this wealth of perspectives, Edward the Elder offers a broad picture of Edward's reign and his relation to the politics and culture of the Anglo-Saxon period.
 

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Rather than a traditional biography, which is not possible due to the relative paucity of evidence from the first quarter of the tenth century, this book is instead a collection of papers by different ... Read full review

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Contents

What is not known about the reign of Edward the Elder
12
tradition and innovation
20
Edward as Etheling
25
Edward king of the AngloSaxons
40
The coinage of Edward the Elder
67
an 1rish perspective on West Saxon
89
added eastern building
109
ElfWynn second lady of the Mercians
112
Edward the Elder and the reestablishment of Chester
160
York in the early tenth century
188
from Cuerdale to Bossall cFlaxton
212
Edward the Elder and the churches of Winchester
230
Edward the Elders
248
kingship and royal property from
264
The embroideries from the tomb of St Cuthbert
292
Endpiece
307

Edward the Elders Danelaw
128
The shiring of Mercia again
144

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