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Author Howard, Ian, 1941-

Title Swein Forkbeard's invasions and the Danish conquest of England, 991-1017 / Ian Howard
Published Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : Boydell Press ; Rochester, NY : Boydell & Brewer, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 188 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Warfare in history, 1358-779X
Warfare in history. 1358-779X
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
Summary From the battle of Maldon in 991 during the reign of Æethelred II, 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 that Æthelred's relationship with the Scandinavian armies was more complex and interesting than has previously been supposed and that Swein himself was a sophisticated politician bent on laying the foundations for a great northern empire
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-177) and index
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Subject Ethelred II, King of England, 968?-1016.
Sweyn, King of Denmark, -1014.
Danes -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Great Britain -- History -- Invasions.
Great Britain -- History -- Ethelred II, 979-1016 -- Sources.
Great Britain -- History -- Ethelred II, 979-1016.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1846151597 (electronic bk.)
9781846151590 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)