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ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England

Harriet OBrien ↠ 9 READ SUMMARY Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Harriet OBrien REVIEW ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England Ipulator Regarded by her contemporaries as a generous Christian patron an admired regent and a Machiavellian mother Emma was above all a survivor hers was a life marked by dramatic reversals of fortune all of which she overcam. uick VersionA history of Emma Norman wife of two kings of England one Anglo Saxon and one Dane mother of two kings of England and great aunt of William the ConuerorLong VersionEmma is every historian s dream subject Born into a position destined to make her a pawn in the power plays of the highest nobility Emma had the intelligence and the cunning to rise to eminence in a world where women were undereducated and disregardedDespite a length of less than three hundred pages this book does an excellent job telling not only Emma s story but the tale of the time in which she lived This is a period of English history full of shifting politics and cultures Alfred the Great had ruled shortly before the apex of Anglo Saxon England Emma s first husband the inept Aethelred led to its ruin Cnut the Dane conuered England and in a stunning move married the popular and recently widowed ueen Emma Following his demise Emma held on long enough to put not just one but two sons one by Aethelred and one by Cnut on to England s throneIn addition to the machinations of politics Harriet O Brien paints a vivid picture of life at all levels of society during Emma s lifespan interspersing her portrait with useful tidbits such as which food items would not have been seen and when they were first cultivated in England I finally learned the difference between mead and aleI highly recommend this history to readers of Helen Hollick s historical fiction BThe Forever ueenB and its recently released seuel BI am the Chosen KingB It also stands on its own as a wonderfully readable account of the life and times of a woman too often overlooked in the annals of history Magic Platina patron an admired regent and a Machiavellian mother Emma was above all a survivor hers was a life marked by dramatic reversals of fortune all of which she overcam. uick VersionA history of Emma Norman wife of two kings of England one Anglo Saxon and one Dane mother of two kings of England and great aunt of William the ConuerorLong VersionEmma is every historian s dream subject Born into a Enemy on the Euphrates position destined to make her a The Epilogue The Selection #31 pawn in the Children of Wrath power Lukes Cut Hells Eight #8 plays of the highest nobility Emma had the intelligence and the cunning to rise to eminence in a world where women were undereducated and disregardedDespite a length of less than three hundred The Liberation of Sita pages this book does an excellent job telling not only Emma s story but the tale of the time in which she lived This is a The Adventures of Tom SawyerAdventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Prince and the Pauper period of English history full of shifting Le Dernier des Justes politics and cultures Alfred the Great had ruled shortly before the apex of Anglo Saxon England Emma s first husband the inept Aethelred led to its ruin Cnut the Dane conuered England and in a stunning move married the Midnight is a Place popular and recently widowed ueen Emma Following his demise Emma held on long enough to A Day For A Day put not just one but two sons one by Aethelred and one by Cnut on to England s throneIn addition to the machinations of Court of Lions politics Harriet O Brien I Cant Make You Love Me but I Can Make You Leave paints a vivid Vingespenn picture of life at all levels of society during Emma s lifespan interspersing her We Love Glenda So Much and A Change of Light portrait with useful tidbits such as which food items would not have been seen and when they were first cultivated in England I finally learned the difference between mead and aleI highly recommend this history to readers of Helen Hollick s historical fiction BThe Forever ueenB and its recently released seuel BI am the Chosen KingB It also stands on its own as a wonderfully readable account of the life and times of a woman too often overlooked in the annals of history

REVIEW ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England

Harriet OBrien ↠ 9 READ SUMMARY Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Harriet OBrien REVIEW ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England Mark on a nation beset by Viking raiders at the end of the Dark Ages At the center of a triangle of Anglo Saxons Vikings and Normans all jostling for control of England Emma was a political pawn who became an unscrupulous man. The book is based on what few facts there are about ueen Emma who was the Great Aunt of William 1 of England She was the daughter of a Duke wife of 2 Kings and Mother of 2 Kings She was determined not to take a back seat to anyone and she paid for it several times However her strength and perseverance helped her become a force to be reckoned with in Anglo Saxon Englandueen Emma used her diplomatic skills to help shape a Viking Warlord King into a well liked sovereign However her own propaganda worked against her on several occasions This book is part historical fact and part Tuchmanesue novel The facts are many and often contradictory Even though we may never know the true ueen Emma this book provides the reader with a remarkable insight into the lives of the Anglo Saxon England Nation and their rulers

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Harriet OBrien ↠ 9 READ SUMMARY Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Harriet OBrien REVIEW ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England A lively account of the harsh realities of war and politics in this era the vagaries of political marriage and the thin line between invaders and settlers Publishers Weekly Emma one of England's most remarkable ueens made her. ueen Emma called Aelfgifu by most of her subjects was a strong willed Norman who was ueen of England twice over first as the wife of Anglo Saxon king Aethelred then as the wife of the conuering Danish king Cnut She had little impact in Aethelred s court but was according to O Brien very involved in revitalizing Cnut s reputation in Europe through conspicuous acts of piety and generosity After Cnut s death she fought long and hard to get one of her sons on the English throne Cnut s two sons Harold Harefoot son of Cnut s first wife also named Aelfgifu and Harthacnut Emma s son each claimed the throne but Harold died and Harthacnut was crowned King of England without having to fight Emma s younger son by Aethelred then returned to England he had been hiding in Normandy and joined his half brother Harthacnut as co ruler Harthacnut was a brutal and heavy handed ruler and few mourned when he died only a few years later Edward later called Confessor was then the sole ruler of England Upon his childless death many years later Emma s nephew William the Conuerer claimed the throne It s fascinating history but there is frustratingly little known about Emma herself Today we only have a few clues from The Anglo Saxon Chronicle and the history she commissioned the Encomium Emmae


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    PDF READ ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England SUMMARY Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Harriet OBrien Harriet OBrien ↠ 9 READ ueen Emma called Aelfgifu by most of her subjects was a strong willed Norman who was ueen of England twice over

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    PDF READ ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England SUMMARY Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Harriet OBrien Harriet OBrien ↠ 9 READ A delightfully readable bookThere are only so many textual sources for Anglo Saxon history and O'Brien makes the most of them So there's familiarity about it both in the familiar historical information from the Anglo Saxon Chronicles and the tropes we see in television and movies I found myself thinking from time to time of Lord of the Ring

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    SUMMARY Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Harriet OBrien Harriet OBrien ↠ 9 READ REVIEW ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England Interesting if not exciting look at what can seem a very alien time It is not really so much about Emma it couldnt be a modern style biography because of the lack of evidence about her life But it places her and her life history into the context of the histories of England the Viking invasions and Normandy before the conuest

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    PDF READ ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England This non fiction book starts off on a suprisingly narrative and almost fictional note in that it sets the scene of how young Emma daughter of the Duke Richard of Normandy was set upon a ship to England to marrie a man double her age and seal a strategic alliance against the growing strength of the Vikings Some people may not like this narrative introduction but I think it adds that extra sparkle and almost depth to the text as i

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    PDF READ ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England The book is based on what few facts there are about ueen Emma who was the Great Aunt of William 1 of England She was the daughter of a Duke wife of 2 Kings and Mother of 2 Kings She was determined not to take a back seat to anyone and she paid for it several times However her strength and perseverance helped her become a force to be reckoned with in Anglo Saxon Englandueen Emma used her diplomatic skills to hel

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    PDF READ ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England This is about a woman who was officially made ueen was married to two different kings and at least one of her sons ruled En

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    PDF READ ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England Harriet OBrien ↠ 9 READ SUMMARY Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Harriet OBrien An excellent smooth narrated biography of Emma and her world Really enjoyable

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    PDF READ ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England SUMMARY Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Harriet OBrien uick VersionA history of Emma Norman wife of two kings of England one Anglo Saxon and one Dane mother of two kings of England and great aunt of William the ConuerorLong VersionEmma is every historian’s dream subject Born into a p

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    SUMMARY Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Harriet OBrien PDF READ ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England This is a short history of England in the decades before the Norman Conuest The author centers her story on Emma of Normandy who arrived in the year 1002 to marry the aging English king but this is not a biography There is very little personal information available about any of these people who lived 1000 year ago and were for the

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