Edward the Confessor - The Man and the Legend (Hardback)
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Edward the Confessor - The Man and the Legend (Hardback)

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Hardback 228 Pages / Published: 19/03/2009
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The millennium of Edward the Confessor's birth presents an appropriate occasion for a full-scale, up-to-date reassessment of his life, reign and cult, a reappraisal which is provided in the essays here. After an introduction to the many views of Edward's life, and a reinterpretation of the development of his cult, the volume considers his childhood in England and its influence upon his later life; the time he spent in Normandy and the relationships that developed there; and his later life, including an examination of the role played by Edith, his queen. There is also a particular focus upon Westminster Abbey, and the major new discoveries which have recently been made there. Incorporating both broad surveys and the fruits of detailed new work, this book is essential reading for all those interested in late Saxon and Norman England.

CONTRIBUTORS: RICHARD MORTIMER, SIMON KEYNES, ELISABETH VAN HOUTS, STEPHEN BAXTER, PAULINE STAFFORD, ERIC FERNIE, WARWICK RODWELL, RICHARD GEM, EDINA BOZOKY

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9781843834366
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 504 g
Dimensions: 242 x 165 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The volume is well edited and produced [...] and offers interesting new perspectives on the highly problematic sources available for the reign. HISTORY

The editor is to be congratulated on bringing together a group of important papers and its publisher on producing an attractive volume that does not skimp on illustrations. JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES

A distinguished collection of essays. SPECULUM

It is one of the many virtues of this collection that it not only illuminates the life of the penultimate Old English king, but also offers such insights into the wider world of eleventh-century England. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

A significant contribution to the topic. BOOK NEWS

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