An Onslaught of Spears

    An Onslaught of Spears

    The Danish Conquest of England

    Jeffrey James

    History Press 2013

    Paperback 224pp Illustrated

    9780752488721   Product Code: 22767

    In 1016, after more than 200 years of Viking incursions, Cnut's defeat of Edmund Ironside brought England fully under Danish control. Jeffrey James chronicles the series of events which culminated in this decisive moment, challenges the myth of Aethelred 'the Unready' and reveals the true nature of England's armies and kings during this turbulent period. The book ends with an assessment of the aftermath of Cnut's victory in the 50 years before the Norman Conquest.

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