Author(s): Licence, Tom,
Date of Publication: 04/08/2020,
Pagination: 352 pages, 25 b-w illus. + 3 maps,
Series: The English Monarchs Series,
Imprint: Yale University Press
Published By: Yale University Press
Book Classification: Biography: royalty, British & Irish history, Medieval history, British monarchy
He was a compassionate man and conscientious ruler, whose reign marked an interval of peace and prosperity between periods of strife. More than any monarch before, he exploited the mystique of royalty to capture the hearts of his subjects. This compelling biography provides a much-needed reassessment of Edward's reign-calling into doubt the legitimacy of his successors and rewriting the ending of Anglo-Saxon England.