Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: A Captivating Guide to the History of Wessex and Mercia (Hardcover)

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Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: A Captivating Guide to the History of Wessex and Mercia (Hardcover)

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If you want to discover the captivating history of Wessex and Mercia, then keep reading...

Two captivating manuscripts in one book:

  • Wessex: A Captivating Guide to an Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of England and Its Rulers Such as Alfred the Great, Edward the Elder, and Athelstan
  • Mercia: A Captivating Guide to an Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of England and the Invasions of the Vikings during the 9th Century

The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Wessex was created through conquest by the Germanic tribe known as the Gewisse. For the following five hundred years, this kingdom went through various transformations. Some even argue that those transformations were nothing more than the natural development of a society. However, while the other Anglo-Saxon kingdoms prospered and rose to be a significant power in the region just to fall from grace and be consumed in the events of the period, Wessex pressed on. It, too, came close to its downfall when it seemed that Mercia, a neighboring kingdom, would prevail in the constant struggle for domination. However, Wessex showed that it could thrive even under the pressure of other, much stronger forces.

The Kingdom of Mercia lasted for more than five hundred years. Such a long period of time brought change to all aspects of Mercian life, and it is the role of history and this book to follow that change through the centuries. But it wasn't just the kings and queens that changed. The events of the period resonated within social and cultural life, religious beliefs, artistic expression, and trade. Everything evolved under the patronage of Mercia.

Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include:

  • The Transitional Period
  • The Creation of the Kingdom of Wessex
  • Caedwalla and Ine
  • Problems in the North
  • The Expansion of West Saxon Power
  • The Royal Brothers
  • Alfred the Great (r. 871-886)
  • The Great Heathen Army
  • Edward the Elder (r. 899-924)
  • Athelstan (r. 924-927 and 927-939)
  • And much, much more

Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this book include:

  • The Origins of Mercia
  • The Builders of Mercia
  • A New Dynasty
  • Court, Church, Country, and the People
  • The Vikings Are Coming
  • The Rise of Wessex
  • The Last Queen of Mercia
  • Mercia the Earldom
  • And much, much more

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Product Details ISBN: 9781647488109
ISBN-10: 1647488109
Publisher: Captivating History
Publication Date: June 30th, 2020
Pages: 214
Language: English