Edward the Confessor


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Forward Part One: The Aetheling 1002 - 1042 1 A World in Turmoil 2 The Aethelings in Normandy 3 The Aetheling Returns Part Two: The King 1042 - 1066 4 Coronation and Marriage 5 In Possession of the Kingdom 6 The King's Wealth 7 The King's Geld 8 The Royal Administration 9 All the King's Men 10 Foreign Wars and Malice Domestic 11 The Politics of Succession 12 The Glens of Desolation 13 Succession and Subterfuge Part Three: The Saint 14 Character and Appearance 15 The Cult of Edward's Sanctity Appendix One: Westminster Abbey Appendix Two: The Sources Appendix Three: The Members of the Witan Abbreviations Bibliography Notes List of Illustrations

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Peter Rex was Head of History at Prince thorpe College for twenty years. He was an acknowledged expert on Eleventh-century English and Norman history. Sadly, Peter Rex died in March 2012.


1066: A NEW HISTORY OF THE NORMAN CONQUEST ('A gripping re-evaluation of those turbulent times - Rex vividly conjures up the ebb and flow of the battle' THE MAIL ON SUNDAY) WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR ('Rex has a real ability to communicate difficult issues to a wide audience' BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE THE ENGLISH RESISTANCE ('An invaluable rehabilitation of an ignored resistance movement' THE SUNDAY TIMES) HAROLD II ('Rex's powerful defense of Harold is refreshing' THE DAILY MAIL, 'A learned new biography' THE FINANCIAL TIMES) HEREWARD ('An enthralling work of historical detection' ROBERT LACEY, 'Like oakum from a knotted rope of legend, Rex picks out the facts of his life' THE TIMES, 'Rescues Hereward, a genuine folk hero, from the oblivion into which he has fallen' FRANK MCLYNN).

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