By Sarah Foot
In this nuanced portrait of Æthelstan, Sarah Foot bargains the 1st complete account of the king ever written. She lines his lifestyles during the numerous spheres within which he lived and labored, starting with the intimate context of his relations, then extending outward to his strange multiethnic royal courtroom, the Church and his nation, the wars he performed, and at last his dying and legacy. Foot describes a worldly guy who was once not just a superb army chief but in addition a precious king. He ruled brilliantly, built inventive how one can venture his picture as a ruler, and devised strategic marriage treaties and present exchanges to cement alliances with the top royal and ducal homes of Europe. Æthelstans legacy, noticeable within the new gentle of this masterful biography, is inextricably attached to the very forging of britain and early English identification.
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