Edwin: High King of Britain Paperback

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by Edoardo Albert;

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UK historical fiction based on the often overlooked Christian kings of Northumbria - for fans of Arthurian fiction

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Edwin: High King of Britain

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Edwin, the deposed king of Northumbria, seeks refuge at the court of King Raedwald of East Anglia. But Raedwald is urged to kill his guest by Aethelfrith, Edwin's usurper.

As Edwin walks by the shore, alone and at bay, he is confronted by a mysterious figure - the missionary Paulinus - who prophesies that he will become High King of Britain. It is a turning point. Through battles and astute political alliances Edwin rises to great power, in the process marrying the Kentish princess Aethelburh. As part of the marriage contract the princess is allowed to retain her Christian faith.

But, in these times, to be a king is not a recipe for a long life... This turbulent and tormented period in British history sees the conversion of the Anglo-Saxon settlers who have forced their way on to British shores over previous centuries, arriving first to pillage, then to farm and trade - and to come to terms with the faith of the Celtic tribes they have driven out.

Edoardo Albert is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Time Out, History Today and The Daily Telegraph, among other places. His book on the history and archaeology of Northumbria: The Lost Kingdom was published in October 2012 by The History Press. Getting on his bike, he also edited the Time Out Cycle London Guide.

Edwin: High King of Britain by Edoardo Albert was published by Lion Hudson in March 2014 and is our 30572nd best seller. The ISBN for Edwin: High King of Britain is 9781782640332.

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    Details for Edwin: High King of Britain

    Author / Artist
    Book FormatPaperback
    PublisherLion Hudson (March 2014)
    Edition1st New edition
    Number of Pages352
    Thickness19 mm
    Height198 mm
    Width130 mm
    Product Code4248798
    Page last updated 16th November 2017
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