Early Anglo-Saxon Kings and Queens of England Were Originally Part of Germanic Tribes

Lindsay Holiday tells the story of the early Anglo-Saxons in Britain between 450 and 1066 A.D. The Saxons were originally Germanic tribes who migrated from Saxony and other parts of the European continent and developed the English language — at least half the words in the language were originally Anglo-Saxon words.

She asks and answers the following questions:

    1. Why was England part of Denmark?
    2. How can starting a rumour make your son king?
    3. Was Alfred Great, was Edgar peaceful, and was Æthelred unready?

She offers an overview of the interesting lives and scandalous stories of the early Anglo-Saxon Kings and Queens of England, along with the conquering Viking kings of Denmark up to the Norman conquest of 1066. Kings included are:

  • Alfred the Great
  • Edward the Elder
  • Æthelstan
  • Edmund I
  • Eadred Eadwig
  • Edgar the Peaceful
  • Edward the Martyr
  • Æthelred the Unready
  • Sweyn Forkbeard
  • Edmund Ironside
  • Cnut
  • Harold Harefoot
  • Harthacnut
  • Edward the Confessor

 

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