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The Queens Before the Conquest (Paperback) Loot Price: R417
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The Queens Before the Conquest (Paperback): Matthew Hall
The Queens Before the Conquest (Paperback): Matthew Hall

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The Queens Before the Conquest (Paperback)

Matthew Hall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1854 Excerpt: ... ELFRIDA, QUEEN OF EDGAR "THE PEACEABLE." CONTENTS. Edgar's volatile character--"Wulfreda, the nun--Ethelflede the Fair, mother of Edward--Her death, and Elfrida's heauty--Ethelwold's mission--His deception, and marriage to Elfrida--Misrepresentation to the king--Ethelwold's son--Hunting--The tribute of.wolves' heads--The concealed beauty--Ethelwold's confession to his wife--Her resolve--Her conquest--The murder in the forest--Marriage of Edgar and Elfrida--St. Dunstan--Elfrida's power--Contentions--Ventriloquism--Ely--Ordwulf, the giant--Dissolute clergy--Coronation at Bath--King Edgar's death--Edward the Martyr--His cruel murder--Ethelred's tears: the whipping with wax candles--Pledging--Miracles--Penitence of the Queen postponed--Saxon verses--Dunstan's anathema--Murder of Brithnoth, Abbot of Ely--Ethelred asserts his will--Elfrida returns to "Warewell--Her religious edifices--Wulfreda ejected from Barking--Death of Elfrida--Royal grant to the convent. The severity of St. Dunstan, which had been so inveterate towards the unfortunate Edwy, relaxed singularly in regard to his successor Edgar, whose habits and propensities do not appear to have differed much from those of the King, his brother, whom he superseded. But he was so young that time was before the ambitious churchman to mould him to his wishes, and to secure all that he desired for the good of the Church, and for the well-governing of the country; for Dunstan was a man of too intelligent a mind to sacrifice one to the other. Many romantic tales are related in ballads and Saxon poems, of the volatile affections of the young King. He is accused of having carried off a nun, or at least a novice, from the Abbey of Wilton, where she was residing, and forcibly detaining her. This fair one is called Wulf...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Matthew Hall
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 118
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-27575-9
Barcode: 9781154275759
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-27575-2

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