Emma, the Twice-Crowned Queen

Author(s): Isabella Strachan


England in the Viking Age The first full biography of Queen Emma In 1002, a beautiful eighteen-year-old named Emma, the half-Danish sister of the Duke of Normandy and the descendant of the Vikings, sailed to England to be the queen of Ethelred the Unready, who needed a Norman alliance against Viking raiders. The political and marital career on which Emma embarked was to be unique for an English queen. Before it was over she would have married two kings, Ethelred and the Danish Canute, and would have given birth to two more, Edward the Confessor and Hardecanute. If Ethelred showed little interest in Emma, her second marriage was scarcely happier. Canute remained joined in a


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General Fields

  • : 9780720612219
  • : prowen
  • : prowen
  • : July 2004
  • : 220mm X 138mm X 13mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Isabella Strachan
  • : Paperback
  • : 942.018092
  • : 140
  • : Ill.