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Swein Forkbeard's invasions and the Danish conquest of England, 991-1017, Ian Howard

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Swein Forkbeard's invasions and the Danish conquest of England, 991-1017
Title
Swein Forkbeard's invasions and the Danish conquest of England, 991-1017
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Ian Howard
Title variation
Swein Forkbeard's Invasions & the Danish Conquest of England, 991-1017
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Language
eng
Summary
From the battle of Maldon in 991 during the reign of Æethelred (the Unready), England was invaded by Scandinavian armies of increasing size and ferocity. Swein Forkbeard, king of Denmark, played a significant part in these invasions, which culminated in the domination of England and the long reign of his son, Cnut. This analysis of the invasions demonstrates beyond doubt that Æthelred was no indolent and worthless king who bribed invading Vikings to go away: his relationship with the Scandinavian armies was more complex and more interesting than has been supposed. It is equally apparent that Swein was more than a marauding Viking adventurer: he was a sophisticated politician who laid the foundations for a great northern empire which was ruled by his descendents for many years after his death. New insight into this exciting period of English history is gained by focusing on the activities of Swein Forkbeard and, after his death in 1014, the Danish warlord Thorkell the Tall, both outstanding warriors and political leaders of what is sometimes called 'the Second Viking Age'. Many factors leading to the invasions and conquest are investigated through a critical analysis of the chronology of events, an explanation of the economic background, plotting the itineraries of the Scandinavian armies, and a fresh examination of the sources, including the 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle', the 'Encomium', and 'John of Worcester's Chronicle'. IAN HOWARD has a PhD from Manchester University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. After a career in industry and commerce, he has returned to full-time research and has produced several papers covering a variety of aspects of early medieval history
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UkCbUP
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1941-
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Howard, Ian
Dewey number
942.01/74
Index
index present
LC call number
DA159
LC item number
.H69 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sweyn
  • Ethelred
  • Danes
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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Swein Forkbeard's invasions and the Danish conquest of England, 991-1017, Ian Howard
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Propaganda and legend: accounts of the invasions and conquest of England -- Hindsight: features explaining the invasions and conquest -- Swein Forkbeard's first invasion -- Swein Forkbeard's second invasion -- The invasion in 1006 -- Swein Forkbeard's third invasion -- Thorkell the Tall and the English succession
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CR9781846151590
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 188 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780851159287
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
Label
Swein Forkbeard's invasions and the Danish conquest of England, 991-1017, Ian Howard
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Propaganda and legend: accounts of the invasions and conquest of England -- Hindsight: features explaining the invasions and conquest -- Swein Forkbeard's first invasion -- Swein Forkbeard's second invasion -- The invasion in 1006 -- Swein Forkbeard's third invasion -- Thorkell the Tall and the English succession
Control code
CR9781846151590
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780851159287
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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