Harold, the Last of the Saxon Kings, in Two Volumes

By: Lytton, Edward Bulwer

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No jacket. A very nice copy. 1902 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 341; 328 pp. Two volume set. A two volume tribute/historical romance of Danish King Harold and Edith the Fair. It covers their lives through Harold's defeat and death during the Norman Conquest. Harold Godwinson (c.?1022 – 14 October 1066), often called Harold II, was the last crowned Anglo-Saxon king of England. Harold reigned from 6 January 1066[1] until his death at the Battle of Hastings, fighting the Norman invaders led by William the Conqueror during the Norman conquest of England. His death marked the end of Anglo-Saxon rule over England. Harold was a powerful earl and member of a prominent Anglo-Saxon family with ties to Cnut the Great. Upon the death of his brother-in-law King Edward the Confessor on 5 January 1066, the Witenagemot convened and chose Harold to succeed; he was the first English monarch to be crowned in Westminster Abbey. In late September, he successfully repelled an invasion by rival claimant Harald Hardrada of Norway before marching his army back south to meet William the Conqueror at Hastings two weeks later.

Title: Harold, the Last of the Saxon Kings, in Two Volumes

Author: Lytton, Edward Bulwer

Illustrator: Morton, Max R.

Categories: Historical, Military, Biography, European, Military,

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons: 1902

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2304198

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY HISTORY EUROPE EROPEAN POLITICAL SAXON KINGS HAROLD HISTORICAL FICTION ROMANCE DANISH KING EDITH THE FAIR NORMAN CONQUEST MILITARY,