• Edwin: High King of Britain

    Edwin: High King of Britain
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    Price: $14.99

    ISBN: 9781782640332

    Edition: April 01, 2014

    Pages: 352

    Carton quantity: 56

    Publication date: April 01, 2014

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Lion Fiction

    Category: Fiction

    Series: The Northumbrian Thrones

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    Edwin: High King of Britain

    Book #1

    Debut historical fiction series vividly recreating the rise of the Christian kings of Nothumbria, England

    In 604 AD, Edwin, the deposed king of Northumbria, seeks refuge at the court of King Raedwald of East Anglia. But Raedwald is urged to kill his guest by Aethelfrith, Edwin’s usurper. As Edwin walks by the shore, alone and at bay, he is confronted by a mysterious figure—the missionary Paulinus— who prophesies that he will ascend to greater heights than any of his forefathers.

    Through battles and astute political alliances Edwin rises to power, in the process marrying the Kentish princess Aethelburh. As part of the marriage contract the princess is allowed to retain her Christian faith. But, in these times, to be a king is not a recipe for a long life.

    This turbulent and tormented period in British history sees the conversion of the Anglo-Saxon settlers who have forced their way on to British shores over previous centuries, arriving first to pillage, then to farm and trade—and to come to terms with the faith of the Celtic tribes they have driven out.

    The dramatic story of Northumbria’s Christian kings helped give birth to England as a nation, English as a language, and the adoption of Christianity as the faith of the English.

    Author: Edoardo Albert
    Edoardo Albert is a writer and historian. His biography of King Alfred, In Search of Alfred the Great: the King, the Grave, the Legend was published by Amberley Books in 2014 and his features have appeared in Time Out, History Today, and Minerva.