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    read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Harriet OBrien [ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England] Pdf ë Harriet OBrien Harriet OBrien Í 7 read A delightfully readable bookThere are only so many textual sources for Anglo Saxon history and O'Brien makes the most of them So there's familiarity about it both in the familiar historical information from the Anglo Saxon Chronicles and the tropes we see in television and movies I found myself thinking from time to time of Lord of the Ring

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    [ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England] Pdf ë Harriet OBrien Interesting if not exciting look at what can seem a very alien time It is not really so much about Emma it couldnt be a modern style biography b

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    read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Harriet OBrien [ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England] Pdf ë Harriet OBrien This non fiction book starts off on a suprisingly narrative and almost fictional note in that it sets the scene of how young Emma daughter of the Duke Richard of Normandy was set upon a ship to England to marrie a man double her age and seal a strategic alliance against the growing strength of the Vikings Some people may not like this narrative introduction but I think it adds that extra sparkle and almost depth to the text as it helps the

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    [ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England] Pdf ë Harriet OBrien This is a uality book with beautiful printing and a very interesting subject I had high hopes that this book would

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    [ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England] Pdf ë Harriet OBrien The book is based on what few facts there are about ueen Emma who was the Great Aunt of William 1 of England She was the daughter of a Duke wife of 2 Kings and Mother of 2 Kings She was determined not to take a back seat to anyone and she paid for it several times However her strength and perseverance helped her become a force to be reckoned with in Anglo Saxon Englandueen Emma used her diplomatic skills to help shape a Viking W

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    [ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England] Pdf ë Harriet OBrien This is about a woman who was officially made ueen was married to two different kings and at least one of her sons ruled England I have to admit that I am not generally keen on political history but thought this would be interesting as it was about a ueen and Vikings; I am interested in women's history However she really isn't in

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    read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Harriet OBrien [ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England] Pdf ë Harriet OBrien An excellent smooth narrated biography of Emma and her world Really enjoyable

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    characters ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England Harriet OBrien Í 7 read read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Harriet OBrien uick VersionA history of Emma Norman wife of two kings of England one Anglo Saxon and one Dane mother of two kings of England and great aunt of William the ConuerorLong VersionEmma is every historian’s dream su

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    Harriet OBrien Í 7 read read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Í Harriet OBrien characters ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England This is a short history of England in the decades before the Norman Conuest The author centers her story on Emma of Normandy who arrived in the year 1002 to marry the aging English king but this is not a biography There is very lit

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Ount of the life and times of a woman too often overlooked in The Annals Of History annals of history xcellent smooth narrated biography of Emma and her world Really njoyable This is about a woman who was officially made ueen was married to two different kings and at least one of her sons ruled England I have to to two different kings and at least one of her sons ruled England I have to that I am not generally keen on political history but thought this would be interesting as it was about a ueen and Vikings I am interested in women s history However she really isn t in as much of the book as I would have liked due to lack of good records for some of the times so there was a lot of stuff about kings and other leaders tc that I couldn t care much less about That said some of it was interesting and the writing was good God's Choice: The Total World of a Fundamentalist Christian School enough I can t bring myself to rate it less than two stars There is about her in the second half of the book than the first but since I read it on an old school type of Kindle I can tasily go back and count the pages Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) etc that centre on here If nothinglse she managed to beat the odds of the day with how long she lived and she was obviously a bright woman tc The book is based on what few facts there are about ueen Emma who was the Great Aunt of William 1 of England She was the daughter of a Duke wife of 2 Kings and Mother of 2 Kings She was determined not to take a back seat to anyone and she paid for it several times However her strength and perseverance helped her become a force to be reckoned with in Anglo Saxon Englandueen Emma used her diplomatic skills to help shape a Viking Warlord King into a well liked sovereign However her own propaganda worked AGAINST HER ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS THIS her on several occasions This is part historical fact and part Tuchmanesue novel The facts are many and often contradictory Even though we may never know the true ueen Emma this book provides the reader with a remarkable insight into the lives of the Anglo Saxon England Nation and their rulers This is a uality book with beautiful printing and a very interesting subject I had high hopes that this book would be a well informed and analogous to Dan Jones s Wars of the Roses but in a different time period Emma is a very interesting subject whose life spans several cultures and a tumultuous ra of European history Unfortunately the facts are uite thin That would be okay if the author didn t fill in the gaps with admittedly outlandish speculation that directly contradicts well informed books on the same subjects It got to the point where very sentence was packed with weasel words probably maybe we can guess and so on and then it became clear that the author was substituting modern caricatures of medieval life in place of facts Women are depicted as powerless units of property with nough maybe and probably to cover her directly This non fiction book starts off on a suprisingly narrative and almost fictional note in that it sets the scene of how young Emma daughter of the Duke Richard of Normandy was set upon a ship to England to marrie a man double her age and seal a strategic alliance against the growing strength of the Vikings Some people may not like this narrative introduction but I think it. Mark on a nation beset by Viking raiders at the Foraging for Survival end of the Dark Ages At the center of a triangle of Anglo Saxons Vikings and Normans all jostling for control of England Emma was a political pawn who became an unscrupulous man. This is a short history of England in the decades before the Norman Conuest The author centers her story on Emma of Normandy who arrived in the year 1002 to marry the aging English king but this is not a biography There is very little personal information available about any of these people who lived 1000 year ago and were for the most part illiterateThe book is accessible andntertaining The author gets a little fanciful sometimes using ducated guesses to flesh out scenes which are not documented in any detail This feels a little unscholarly but it serves to give the reader a which are not documented in any detail This feels a little unscholarly but it serves to give the reader a sense of place and timeShe tries to judge the uality and accuracy of historical records and often supplies the reader with multiple versions of vents A lot of information comes from the Anglo Saxon Chronicle but another surviving contemporary source is the Encomium Emmae Reginae a book commissioned by Emma HERSELF TO TELL THE VERSION OF HISTORY SHE FOUND to tell the version of history she found useful at the time Many historical accounts were written decades after the Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries events themselves and many are written with obvious agendas if only to scandalize orntertain the readerEmma makes a great focus for the history specially because of her marriage first to an Anglo Saxon king and then to the viking conueror Cnut She was ueen consort of England for than 30 years and the mother of Edward the Confessor and great aunt of William the ConuerorIt s fascinating to read about England as a part of the North Sea Empire Cnut ruled England competently for almost 20 years but his reign is overshadowed by the Conuest uick VersionA history of Emma Norman wife of two kings of England one Anglo Saxon and one Dane mother of two kings of England and great aunt of William the ConuerorLong VersionEmma is very historian s dream subject Born into a position destined to make her a pawn in the power plays of the highest nobility Emma had the intelligence and the cunning to rise to minence in a world where women were undereducated and disregardedDespite a length of less than three hundred pages this book does an xcellent job telling not only Emma s story but the tale of the time in which she lived This is a period of English history full of shifting politics and cultures Alfred the Great had ruled shortly before the apex of Anglo Saxon England Emma s first husband the inept Aethelred led to its ruin Cnut the Dane conuered England and in a stunning move married the popular and recently widowed ueen Emma Following his demise Emma held on long nough to put not just one but two sons one by Aethelred and one by Cnut on to England s throneIn addition to the machinations of politics Harriet O Brien paints a vivid picture of life at all levels of society during Emma s lifespan interspersing her portrait with useful TIDBITS SUCH AS WHICH FOOD ITEMS such as which food items not have been seen and when they were first cultivated in England I finally learned the difference between mead and aleI highly recommend this history to readers of Helen Hollick s historical fiction BThe Forever ueenB and its recently released seuel BI am the Chosen KingB It also stands on its own as a wonderfully readable acc. A lively account of the harsh realities of war and politics in this ra the vagaries of political marriage and the thin line between invaders and settlers Publishers Weekly Emma one of England's most remarkable ueens made her. ,


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Adds that One Ticket To Texas extra sparkle and almost depth to the text as it helps the reader imagine what Emma must have been like asach chapter and section goes through the key areas of history and introduce key characters that had a major influence not just on Emma s own life but of course the very history of English ruleEmma is one of those forgotten ueens who sadly reigned not once but twice as well as strongly in the background of two of her son s reigns Harthacnut and Edward the confessor s Helpmate early rule but also in a period of history not often talked about or featured in historical literature both non fiction and fiction That is the period before 1066 when King Ethelred the Unready ill counciled was in power and the time when England was actually under Danish rule and formed part of a large scandinavianmpire under King Cnut or Canute if you preferThe reader will learn an awful lot not just about Emma but about the w Interesting if not Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy exciting look at what can seem a very alien time It is not really so much about Emma it couldnt be a modern style biography because of the lack ofvidence about her life But it places her and her life history into the context of the histories of England the Viking invasions and Normandy before the conuest A delightfully readable bookThere are only so many textual sources for Anglo Saxon history and O Brien makes the most of them So there s familiarity about it both in the familiar historical information from the Anglo Saxon Chronicles and the tropes we see in television and movies I found myself thinking from time to time of Lord of the Rings and Game of ThronesThe book actually has power and greed in it than love It was good to see the vents of Emma than love It was good to see the vents of Emma life and her lifetime neatly and chronologically xplained and the fate of her sons and companionsO Brien s narrative doesn t leave much sense of Emma s pe ueen Emma called Aelfgifu by most of her subjects was a strong willed Norman who was ueen of England twice over first as the wife of Anglo Saxon king Aethelred then as the wife of the conuering Danish king Cnut She had little impact in Aethelred s court but was according to O Brien very involved in revitalizing Cnut s reputation in Europe through conspicuous acts of piety and generosity After Cnut s death she fought long and hard to get one of her sons Cnut s death she fought long and hard to get one of her sons the English throne Cnut s two sons Harold Harefoot son of Cnut s first wife also named Aelfgifu and Harthacnut Emma s son ach claimed the throne but Harold died and Harthacnut was crowned King of England without having to fight Emma s younger son by Aethelred then returned to England he had been hiding in Normandy and joined his half brother Harthacnut as co ruler Harthacnut was a brutal and heavy handed ruler and few mourned when he died only a few years later Edward later called Confessor was then the sole ruler of England Upon his childless death many years later Emma s nephew William the Conuerer claimed the throne It s fascinating history but there is frustratingly little known about Emma herself Today we only have a few clues from The Anglo Saxon Chronicle and the history she commissioned the Encomium Emmae. Ipulator Regarded by her contemporaries as a generous Christian patron an admired regent and a Machiavellian mother Emma was above all a survivor hers was a life marked by dramatic reversals of fortune all of which she overcam. ,
ueen Emma and the Vikings Power Love and Greed in 11th Century England