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Edwin: High King of Britain - The Northumbrian Thrones (Paperback)
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Edwin: High King of Britain - The Northumbrian Thrones (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 21/03/2014
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Edwin, the deposed king of Northumbria, seeks refuge at the court of King Raedwald of East Anglia. But Raedwald is urged to kill his guest by Aethelfrith, Edwin's usurper. As Edwin walks by the shore, alone and at bay, he is confronted by a mysterious figure - the missionary Paulinus - who prophesies that he will become High King of Britain. It is a turning point. Through battles and astute political alliances Edwin rises to great power, in the process marrying the Kentish princess Aethelburh. As part of the marriage contract the princess is allowed to retain her Christian faith. But, in these times, to be a king is not a recipe for a long life : This turbulent and tormented period in British history sees the conversion of the Anglo-Saxon settlers who have forced their way on to British shores over previous centuries, arriving first to pillage, then to farm and trade - and to come to terms with the world view of the Celtic tribes they have driven out.

Publisher: Lion Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9781782640332
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 238 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 25 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
`Edwin: High King of Britain, brings to life the heroic age of our distant past, a splendid novel that leaves the reader wanting more.' -- Bernard Cornwell
"A fast-paced and gripping tale, reclaiming one of our great national figures from the shadows of history." -- Justin Hill
"Albert's offering is a highly entertaining and refreshing work of historical fiction thanks to his emphasis on the precarious intersection of religion and identity." * Publishers Weekly *

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If, like me, you’ve ever wished you could travel back in time and observe society in another era, then this is certainly a book for you. Especially if you have ever wondered what life was like in Anglo-Saxon Britain.... More

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“Northumbrian pride”

Edwin, a young prince without a kingdom as his brother-in-law has usurped his throne spends his time as a guest and prince in exile in courts in Britain. His brother in law confident in getting rid of Edwin, tries to... More

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