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The Resource Edwin : high king of Britain, Edoardo Albert

Edwin : high king of Britain, Edoardo Albert

Label
Edwin : high king of Britain
Title
Edwin
Title remainder
high king of Britain
Statement of responsibility
Edoardo Albert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 604 AD, 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 ascend to greater heights than any of his forefathers. Through battles and astute political alliances Edwin rises to 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 faith of the Celtic tribes they have driven out. The dramatic story of Northumbria's Christian kings helped give birth to England as a nation, English as a language, and the adoption of Christianity as the faith of the English
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10302100
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Albert, Edoardo
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
The Northumbrian thrones
Series volume
1
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  • Edwin
  • Great Britain
  • Northumbria (Kingdom)
Target audience
adult
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High King of Britain
Label
Edwin : high king of Britain, Edoardo Albert
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781782640332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
  • 860757135
  • (OCoLC)860757135
Label
Edwin : high king of Britain, Edoardo Albert
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781782640332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
  • 860757135
  • (OCoLC)860757135

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