Sword of Kings (The Saxon Stories, #12)

Sword of Kings (The Saxon Stories, #12)His blood is Saxon His heart is Viking His battleground is England It is a time of political turmoil once as the fading King Edward begins to lose control over his successors and their supporters There are two potential heirs possibly and doubt over whether the once separate states of

The Flame Bearer (The Saxon Stories, #10)

The Flame Bearer (The Saxon Stories, #10)Britain is at an uneasy peace After their bloody defeat of Danish held East Anglia, the West Saxons stand victorious while the Mercians have taken back their land on the border of Northumbria, the last kingdom of Britain still ruled by the pagan northmen A precarious truce exists between thelfl d

Warriors of the Storm (The Saxon Stories, #9)

Warriors of the Storm (The Saxon Stories, #9)The new novel in Bernard Cornwell s number one bestselling series The Saxon Tales, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg A fragile peace governs the kingdoms of Wessex, East Anglia, under the rule of the late King Alfred s son, King Edward, and Mercia, under

Athelstan: The Making of England

Athelstan: The Making of EnglandThe formation of England occurred against the odds an island divided into rival kingdoms, under savage assault from Viking hordes But, after King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex and his son Edward expanded it, his grandson Athelstan inherited the rule of both Mercia and Wessex, conquered

The Serpent Sword (Bernicia Chronicles #1)

The Serpent Sword (Bernicia Chronicles #1)BRITAIN 633 A.D Certain that his brother s death is murder, young farmhand Beobrand embarks on a quest for revenge in war torn Northumbria When he witnesses barbaric acts at the hands of warriors he considers his friends, Beobrand questions his chosen path and vows to bring the men to justice.

Viking Britain

Viking BritainA new narrative history of the Viking Age, interwoven with exploration of the physical remains and landscapes that the Vikings fashioned and walked their rune stones and ship burials, settlements and battlefields Britain in the Viking Age was a turbulent violent place, and the war lords of the age

The Price of Blood (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy, #2)

The Price of Blood (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy, #2)Menaced by Vikings and enemies at court, Queen Emma defends her children and her crown in a riveting medieval adventure Readers first met Emma of Normandy in Patricia Bracewell s gripping debut novel, Shadow on the Crown Unwillingly thrust into marriage to England s King thelred, Emma has given

The Abbess of Whitby: a Novel of Hild of Northumbria

The Abbess of Whitby: a Novel of Hild of NorthumbriaThe dramatic story of a seventh century evangelist Chosen as Eostre s handmaid, Hild will serve the fertility goddess for a year before being wed Her future is predictable until King Edwin claims her as kin and she learns that her father was murdered Her first love is given a command in Edwin s

The Breaking Dawn (Kingdom of Mercia #1)

The Breaking Dawn (Kingdom of Mercia #1)He is a Welsh battle lord, and she is a Saxon village girl They come from different worlds but together they will make history When Merwenna of Weyham s betrothed does not return from war, she goes in search of him only to discover the bitter truth he is dead Instead she meets Cynddylan, a

Æthelred: The Unready

Æthelred: The UnreadyAn imaginative reassessment of thelred the Unready, one of medieval England s most maligned kings and a major Anglo Saxon figure The Anglo Saxon king thelred the Unready 978 1016 has long been considered to be inscrutable, irrational, and poorly advised Infamous for his domestic and

The Chosen Queen (Queens of Conquest #1)

The Chosen Queen (Queens of Conquest #1)1066 A date that changed the course of history a date that changed her life forever Love should be free that is what Edyth Alfgarsdottir has always believed As a young girl she witnessed Earl Harold standing barefoot in his handfast marriage to the beautiful Lady Svana and has yearned for her

Aethelred the Unready: The Failed King

Aethelred the Unready: The Failed KingIn his fascinating new book in the Penguin Monarchs series, Richard Abels examines the long and troubled reign of Aethelred II the Unraed , the Ill Advised It is characteristic of Aethelred s reign that its greatest surviving work of literature, the poem The Battle of Maldon, should be a record

Oswald: Return of the King (The Northumbrian Thrones, #2)

Oswald: Return of the King (The Northumbrian Thrones, #2)The exiled family of King Aethelfrith of Northumbria arrive, after much hardship, on the island of Iona, where the monastery founded by St Columba has become a centre of worship and learning Young Oswald becomes firm friends with a novice, Aidan When Aidan professes his final vows, Oswald and his