Edward the Elder: 899-924

Edward the Elder: 899-924

by N.J. Higham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415214963

ISBN-13: 9780415214964

Pub. Date: 05/04/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415214964
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/04/2001
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

1. dward the Elder's Reputation: An Introduction

2. What is not known about Edward the Elder

3. Edward as AEtheling

4. Edward, King of the Anglo-Saxons

5. The Coinage of Edward the Elder

6. The Wst Saxon Tradition of Dynastic Marriag with spcial rfrnc to dward the Elder

7. View from the West: An Irish Perspective on West Saxon Dynastic Practice

8. Glouster and the New Minister of St. Oswald

9. AElfwynn, second lady of the Merciars

10. Edward the Elder's Danelaw

11. The Shiring of Mercia-Again

12. Edward th Elder and the re-establishment of Chester

13. The North-West Frontier

14. A Kingdom too far: York in the early tenth century

15. The (non)submission of the Northern Kings in 920

16. The Northern Hoards From Cuerdaleto Bossall/Flaxton

17. Edward the Elder and the churches of Winchster and Wessex

18.Dynastic Monasteries and Family Cuts: dward the Eldre's Saintd Kindred

19. On A Waepnedhealfe Kingship and Royal Property from Aethelwulf to Edward the Elder

20. The Junius Psalter Gloss Tradition and Innovation

21. Embroideries from the tomb of St. Cuthbert

22. Endpiece

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