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Anglo Saxon Period

Who Was Emma of Normandy?

Queen Emma of Normandy
This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Intriguing Women
This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Kings of Denmark

Queen Emma, twice Queen of England and gatekeeper to the Norman dynasty, is one of histories most intriguing Medieval women. What was her role in the melee of Viking, Anglo Saxon and Norman rule?

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Battle of Fulford Gate 1066

Harald Hardrada last Viking King invaded England
This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series 1066 The Normans are Coming

Harald Hardrada or was it Hardraada (the Ruthless) conspired with the disaffected Tostig brother of the rightful King, (according to the late King Edward anyway) sets out to conquer York. Without this battle would William of Normandy have ever become King and won at Hastings? Follow the great local projects at the site of the battle and find out how history turned on what we think of as minor skirmishes but were really significant Battles. Two Battles north in 5 days and a forced march up and back down his realm can topple a King and his kingdom.

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King Cerdic

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series British Monarchs

Cerdic according to the Anglo Saxon Chronicles the first King of Wessex, the same line as Alfred the Great discover his connections to British History and his famous house here. Was he a just a legendary figure, a saxon warlord?

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England as an Heptarchy

The birth of a nation and the emerging dominance of House of wessexe House of

7 Kingdoms Making 1 England with Alfred uniting the enterprise and the Vikings creating the climate in which English Unification was a better option that continuing domination of the Vikings. The Kingdoms hold the key into how these regions fought and conquered and rose up against the invaders to reverse the fortunes of England and set in place what would hold until the Norman Conquest, how would we turn the corner and become one people as Bede had alluded to…

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Early Historical Documents and Chronicles

have you heard of Bede? Wondered how we know what happened in the Anglo Saxon Period. Got a pet interest in early history of the British and the places in which they lived worked, fought and played? Then accessing these crucial early resources will be great for you and your history interests. A brief survey will give you the overview and find out about forthcoming eBooks which will help you further utilise these resources wihtout having to read then cover to cover…

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Anglo Saxon Burhs Map

Anglo Saxon Burhs

Burhs were strategic military civil and trading locations, fortified and enabling Alfred and his successor to hold off a full-scale Danish invasion. Strategic locations, building on sound Roman foundations and existing earthworks and fortifications. These were crucial to Alfred’s success and to his son Edward the Elder, Explore the map and discover whether a town near you was part of the Anglo Saxon defense of the realm of Wessex and Mercia.

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