Author(s): Richard Fletcher
In March 1016 Earl Uhtred of Northumbria was ambushed and brutally murdered by a rival magnate - with full collusion of England's ruthless new ruler, King Canute - setting in motion a sixty-year cycle of violence, treachery, slaughter and revenge. In this gripping work of historical detection, Richard Fletcher sheds new light on the fledgling Anglo-Saxon world, and on legendary figures such as Ethelred the Unready, Eric Bloodaxe and William the Conqueror, bringing one of the most bloodthirsty periods of English history to life.
Richard Fletcher is one of Britain's most distinguished medieval historians, and has for many years taught at the University of York. His The Quest For EL CID won the Wolfson Award and the Los Angeles Times History Prize; his most recent book, The Conversion Of Europe, was a best-seller for Harper Collins.
"Wiheal"; England; Northumbria; Ethelred the Ill-advised; millennium; Rise Wood; Ecgfrida's dowry; Siward and Tostig; Settrington; Haget.