Edward the Confessor

Edward the Confessor

by Frank Barlow
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Edward the Confessor by Frank Barlow

Frank Barlow's magisterial biography, first published in 1970 and now reissued with new material, rescues Edward the Confessor from contemporary myth and subsequent bogus scholarship. Disentangling verifiable fact from saintly legend, he vividly re-creates the final years of the Anglo-Danish monarchy and examines England before the Norman Conquest with deep insight and great historical understanding.

"Deploying all the resources of formidable scholarship, [Barlow] has recovered the real Edward." — Spectator

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300071566
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 06/28/2011
Series: The English Monarchs Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 373
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Frank Barlow was Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Exeter until his death in 2009.

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