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Edward the Confessor (Penguin Monarchs): The Sainted King by David Woodman. Edward the Confessor, the last great king of Anglo-Saxon England, canonized nearly 100 years after his death, is in part a figure of myths created in the late middle ages. In this revealing portrait of England's royal saint, David Woodman traces the course of Edward's twenty-four-year-long reign through the lens of contemporary sources, from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and the Vita Ædwardi Regis to the Bayeux Tapestry, to separate myth from history and uncover the complex politics of his life. He shows Edward to be a shrewd politician who, having endured a long period of exile from England in his youth, ascended the throne in 1042 and came to control a highly sophisticated and powerful administration. The twists and turns of Edward's reign are generally seen as a prelude to the Norman Conquest in 1066. Woodman explains clearly how events unfolded and personalities interacted but, unlike many, he shows a capable and impressive king at the centre of them.You'll also receive a 6x4 print of Edward the Confessor.  Publisher ‏ : ‎ Allen Lane; 1st edition (26 Nov. 2020)Language ‏ : ‎ EnglishHardcover ‏ : ‎ 160 pagesISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0241383005ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0241383001Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.29 x 1.78 x 18.59 cm

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