Edward the Confessor
University of California Press, 1984 - 375 sider
Frank Barlow's magisterial biography, first published in 1970 and now reissued with new material, rescues Edward the Confessor from contemporary myth and subsequent bogus scholarship. Disentangling verifiable fact from saintly legend, he vividly re-creates the final years of the Anglo-Danish monarchy and examines England before the Norman Conquest with deep insight and great historical understanding."Deploying all the resources of formidable scholarship, [Barlow] has recovered the real Edward." -- "Spectator"
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - john257hopper - LibraryThing
An extremely well researched book, the standard work on this Anglo-Saxon king, surely definitive until and unless a major new primary source is unearthed. But it is very readable and not dry for the ... Les hele vurderingen