Edward the Elder: 899-924


By drawing upon sources as diverse as literature and archaeology, this book brings together a rich variety of scholarship to offer a new insight into the world of Edward the Elder, son and successor of King Alfred.
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Edward the Elder: 899-924

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By drawing upon sources as diverse as literature and archaeology, this book brings together a rich variety of scholarship to offer a new insight into the world of Edward the Elder, son and successor of King Alfred.
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'An important collection.' - Northern History, September 2002
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415214971
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/18/2001
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,023,183
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

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1 Edward the Elder's reputation: an introduction 1
2 What is not known about the reign of Edward the Elder 12
3 Edward as AEtheling 25
4 Edward, king of the Anglo-Saxons 40
5 The coinage of Edward the Elder 67
6 The West Saxon tradition of dynastic marriage: with special reference to Edward the Elder 79
7 View from the West: an Irish perspective on West Saxon dynastic practice 89
8 Gloucester and the New Minster of St Oswald 102
9 AElfwynn, second lady of the Mercians 112
10 Edward the Elder's Danelaw 128
11 The shiring of Mercia - again 144
12 Edward the Elder and the re-establishment of Chester 160
13 The North-West frontier 167
14 A kingdom too far: York in the early tenth century 188
15 The (non)submission of the northern kings in 920 200
16 The Northern Hoards: from Cuerdale to Bossall/Flaxton 212
17 Edward the Elder and the churches of Winchester and Wessex 230
18 Dynastic monasteries and family cults: Edward the Elder's sainted kindred 248
19 On pa waepnedhealfe: kingship and royal property from AEthewulf to Edward the Elder 264
20 The Junius Psalter gloss: tradition and innovation 280
21 The embroideries from the tomb of St. Cuthbert 292
22 Endpiece 307
Index 313
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