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Edward the Elder, 899-924 : 899-924 - N. J. Higham

Edward the Elder, 899-924


By: N. J. Higham (Editor), D. H. Hill (Editor)

Paperback Published: June 2001
ISBN: 9780415214971
Number Of Pages: 336

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Edward the Elder, son and successor of King Alfred, was one of the greatest architects of the English state and yet is one of the most neglected kings of English history. During his 24-year reign, Edward led a series of successful campaigns against the Vikings and by the time of his death controlled most of southern and midland England, with his influence also felt in Wales and the north. Edward the Elder is a timely reassessment of his reign and helps to restore this ruler to his rightful place in English history.
The period of Edward's reign is notably lacking in primary materials for historians. But by drawing upon sources as diverse as literature, archaeology, coins and textiles, this book brings together a rich variety of scholarship to offer new insight into the world of Edward the Elder. With this wealth of perspectives, Edward the Elder offers a broad picture of Edward's reign and his relation to the politics and culture of the Anglo-Saxon period.

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List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Edward the Elder's reputation: an introductionp. 1
What is not known about the reign of Edward the Elderp. 12
Edward as AEthelingp. 25
Edward, king of the Anglo-Saxonsp. 40
The coinage of Edward the Elderp. 67
The West Saxon tradition of dynastic marriage: with special reference to Edward the Elderp. 79
View from the West: an Irish perspective on West Saxon dynastic practicep. 89
Gloucester and the New Minster of St Oswaldp. 102
AElfwynn, second lady of the Merciansp. 112
Edward the Elder's Danelawp. 128
The shiring of Mercia - againp. 144
Edward the Elder and the re-establishment of Chesterp. 160
The North-West frontierp. 167
A kingdom too far: York in the early tenth centuryp. 188
The (non)submission of the northern kings in 920p. 200
The Northern Hoards: from Cuerdale to Bossall/Flaxtonp. 212
Edward the Elder and the churches of Winchester and Wessexp. 230
Dynastic monasteries and family cults: Edward the Elder's sainted kindredp. 248
On pa waepnedhealfe: kingship and royal property from AEthewulf to Edward the Elderp. 264
The Junius Psalter gloss: tradition and innovationp. 280
The embroideries from the tomb of St. Cuthbertp. 292
Endpiecep. 307
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780415214971
ISBN-10: 0415214971
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: June 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.75  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1