Bloodfeud: Murder and Revenge in Anglo-Saxon England / Edition 1

Bloodfeud: Murder and Revenge in Anglo-Saxon England / Edition 1

by Richard Fletcher
     
 

A treacherous murder in northern England on an early spring day in 1016 is used to introduce readers to the world of the aristocratic men and women of Anglo-Saxon England, their violence, their piety, their assumptions and experiences, their hopes and fears. In this book, award-winning author Richard Fletcher illuminates British society and politics in the years

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A treacherous murder in northern England on an early spring day in 1016 is used to introduce readers to the world of the aristocratic men and women of Anglo-Saxon England, their violence, their piety, their assumptions and experiences, their hopes and fears. In this book, award-winning author Richard Fletcher illuminates British society and politics in the years around the Norman Conquest, threading together scanty documentary evidence to produce a rich narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195179446
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/29/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
List of Genealogical Tables
List of Plates
Preface
A Note on Bibliography and References
1Wiheal1
2England13
3Northumbria31
4Ethelred the Ill-advised58
5Millennium86
6Rise Wood111
7Ecgfrida's Dowry123
8Siward and Tostig142
9Settrington163
10Haget194
App.: Chronological Tables205
Bibliography209
Notes215
Index223

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