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Silk and the Sword: The Women of the Norman Conquest

Silk and the Sword: The Women of the Norman Conquest (Hardback)

By Bennett Connolly, Sharon

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Everyone knows about the events of 1066; the story of invasion and conquest. But what of the women? Harold II of England had been with Edith Swan-neck for twenty years but in 1066, in order to strengthen his hold on the throne, he married Ealdgyth, sister of two earls. William of... Normandy's duchess, Matilda of Flanders had, supposedly, only agreed to marry the Duke after he'd pulled her pigtails and thrown her in the mud. Harald Hardrada had two wives - apparently at the same time. So, who were these women? What was their real story? And what happened to them after 1066? From Emma of Normandy, wife of both King Cnut and Aethelred II to Saint Margaret, a descendant of Alfred the Great himself, 'Silk and the Sword' traces the fortunes of the women who had a significant role to play in the momentous events of 1066.
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ISBN 9781445678757
Released AU 15 Nov 2018
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781445678757
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Imprint Amberley Publishing
Released 15 Nov 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Bennett Connolly, Sharon
Category World History: C 500 To C 1500
British & Irish History
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 942.02109252
Weight 558g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women - History - Middle Ages, 500-1500 - Europe, Great Britain - Biography - History - William I, 1066-1087
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade