Download PDF by Marjory Grieser: King Alfred's Daughter: The Lady of the Mercians

By Marjory Grieser

within the 8th century, the Danes sailed the North Sea and landed at the Northumbrian coast of britain. In below 100 years they ravaged every thing of their course, and finally captured the town of London. King Alfred the good of Wessex fought again. A key function during this struggle used to be performed via Alfred's oldest baby, Aethelflaed, often called the girl of the Mercians through her personal humans.

This tale is a fictionalized account of the lifetime of girl Aethelflaed. Her profitable security of the western border of English Mercia opposed to the Scandinavian Vikings used to be a significant factor within the luck of the English campaigns. She used to be a warrior princess, an army tactician, and a treaty negotiator whose efforts, including these of her husband, Ethelred, Overlord of Mercia, and her brother, Edward, finally drove again the Viking invaders and united England less than one crown.

Years in the past I stumbled on the identify of Aethelflaed in my readings in early English background and used to be intrigued that this heroic lady, who performed such an immense army position within the making of the English country, must have obtained so little point out. within the early Nineteen Seventies, i began interpreting each checklist of Anglo-Saxon background i may locate. sincerely, i wanted to visit England to determine extra approximately this woman's existence. One journey become 3, and while I got here again to the States after those journeys, i began writing approximately her lifestyles as I imagined it will possibly were. simply because little is understood concerning the lives of Aethelflaed and her contemporaries, this account of her lifestyles might be learn essentially as a narrative informed opposed to the backdrop of 9th and 10th century Anglo-Saxon England. I relied on that recorded occasions may function a advisor to the characters of those people.

Show description

Read or Download King Alfred's Daughter: The Lady of the Mercians PDF

Similar historical fantasy books

Celia Lund's New Harbors New Hopes PDF

A big a part of early North American heritage all started with the notice of an Icelandic sailor who claimed that once being blown off beam, he had sighted a brand new land via thick fog. Greenland cheiftain, Eric the crimson and his son, Leif, locate the rumor fascinating adequate to take a look at. . yet so one can the send, Eric has an twist of fate, and it really is now as much as Leif to go the dicy day trip, one that will lead to the gorgeous jap beaches of Canada and the United States published to the remainder of the realm for the 1st time.

Read e-book online The Acts of the Compassionates: New Age Parables: No. 1 PDF

The Acts of the Compassionates: “The pleasures of this novel come from the absurd occasions, the baroque language and the passing pictures at every little thing from homosexual marriage to dresser malfunctions. How the writer manages to hit such a lot of themes, on such a lot of cylinders, in a scant 164 pages, makes this information editor weep with fraternal satisfaction.

DIE EWIGEN. Erinnerungen an die Unsterblichkeit: Sammelband - download pdf or read online

Aus den Memoiren der UnsterblichkeitThyri und Simon sind unsterblich. Auf ihrer Reise durch die Jahrtausende verloren sie sich aus den Augen. Ihre Geschichten führen uns vorbei an mystischen Orten und magischen Begebenheiten auf der Suche nach dem Grund für ihr ewiges Leben. Dieser Sammelband enthält fünf Erzählungen aus den Memoiren der EWIGEN.

Download PDF by Leanna Renee Hieber: The Eterna Solution (The Eterna Files)

The interesting end to a luxurious gaslamp delusion sequence! Leanna Renee Hieber brings Victorian London and manhattan to lifestyles and fills either towns with ghosts and monsters. teams of paranormally proficient investigators notice that the Eterna compound—thought to be the main to immortality—is, in its place, a robust protecting attraction.

Additional info for King Alfred's Daughter: The Lady of the Mercians

Example text

Download PDF sample

King Alfred's Daughter: The Lady of the Mercians by Marjory Grieser


by Edward
4.1

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 6 votes