By Bennett Connolly, Sharon
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.Read more
Add to Basket
Sharon Bennett Connolly has been fascinated by history for over thirty years. She has a BA Honours degree in History, Business and Law and has worked as a tour guide at historical sites. Her blog, History ... the Interesting Bits, concentrates on (but is not confined to) the medieval period and the lesser-known people and events of history. She also writes for The Review Blog.
Subscribe now to be the first to hear about specials and upcoming releases.
Copyright © 2020 Wheelers Books
· All rights reserved