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Aethelred the Unready - The Unready (Hardcover) Loot Price: R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 You Save: R77 (11%)
Aethelred the Unready - The Unready (Hardcover): Levi Roach
Aethelred the Unready - The Unready (Hardcover): Levi Roach

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Aethelred the Unready - The Unready (Hardcover)

Levi Roach

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An imaginative reassessment of Aethelred "the Unready," one of medieval England's most maligned kings and a major Anglo-Saxon figure The Anglo-Saxon king Aethelred "the Unready" (978-1016) has long been considered to be inscrutable, irrational, and poorly advised. Infamous for his domestic and international failures, Aethelred was unable to fend off successive Viking raids, leading to the notorious St. Brice's Day Massacre in 1002, during which Danes in England were slaughtered on his orders. Though Aethelred's posthumous standing is dominated by his unsuccessful military leadership, his seemingly blind trust in disloyal associates, and his harsh treatment of political opponents, Roach suggests that Aethelred has been wrongly maligned. Drawing on extensive research, Roach argues that Aethelred was driven by pious concerns about sin, society, and the anticipated apocalypse. His strategies, in this light, were to honor God and find redemption. Chronologically charting Aethelred's life, Roach presents a more accessible character than previously available, illuminating his place in England and Europe at the turn of the first millennium.

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Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2016
Authors: Levi Roach
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 36mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 392
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-19629-0
Barcode: 9780300196290
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > 1000 to 1500
Books > History > British & Irish history > 1000 to 1500
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LSN: 0-300-19629-6

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