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
|Publisher:||Yale University Press|
|Series:||The English Monarchs Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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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