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1084 Deaths - Sawlu, Siegfried I, Aghsartan I of Kakheti, Hoel II, Duke of Brittany, Geoffrey Ridell, Otto II, Marquess of Montferrat (Paperback) Loot Price: R261 Discovery Miles 2 610
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Chapters: Sawlu, Siegfried I, Aghsartan I of Kakheti, Hoel Ii, Duke of Brittany, Geoffrey Ridell, Otto Ii, Marquess of Montferrat, Ekkehard of Huysburg. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Sawlu (Burmese: 1038 - 1084) was the 42nd king of Pagan dynasty and a son of Anawrahta, the founder of Burma (Myanmar). When Sawlu ascended to throne in 1077 at a young age, he inherited from his father the first ever unified kingdom in Burma. Sawlu proved to be an inexperienced ruler. In 1084, he faced a rebellion in Lower Burma, and was captured and killed by the son of his former wet nurse. Sawlu was brought up by a Mon lady of noble birth. He grew up with the wet nurse's son who became a close friend of his. When he became king, Sawlu appointed the wet nurse's son governor of Pegu in the Mon country, which was conquered by his father just 20 years earlier. The governor, now remembered with an insulting name Nga Raman-Kan (literally, Blind Mon), noticed the inexperience of the young king in his frequent visits to the court, and likely had ambitions to restore independence in the Mon land. The chronicles described the final breach between the governor and the king in a dramatic way. The two were playing a game of dice, and the governor won. As Raman-Kan romped about in joy at his victory, Sawlu taunted him, "If you are so clever, why don't you rebel against me?" The governor went back to Pegu, and revolted. He sailed up the Irrawaddy river with his army, and took a position on an island a few miles below Pagan. Sawlu recalled Kyansittha, one of his father's great generals from exile, and marched down the river to meet Raman-Kan's forces. Sawlu was impatient and against Kyanzittha's warning, attacked. But the governor had expected such an attack and prepared...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=10366349

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 26
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-35118-5
Barcode: 9781156351185
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LSN: 1-156-35118-9

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