"Edward the Confessor" by Frank Barlow

Edward the Confessor Frank Barlow

Series:
The English Monarchs Series
Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
28 Jun 2011
ISBN:
9780300071566
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
373 pages: 235 x 156mm
Illustrations:
16 b-w illus.

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Frank Barlow's magisterial biography, first published in 1970 and now reissued with new material, rescues Edward the Confessor from contemporary myth and subsequent bogus scholarship. Disentangling verifiable fact from saintly legend, he vividly re-creates the final years of the Anglo-Danish monarchy and examines England before the Norman Conquest with deep insight and great historical understanding.

"Deploying all the resources of formidable scholarship, [Barlow] has recovered the real Edward." — Spectator

Frank Barlow was Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Exeter until his death in 2009.

"Professor Barlow has constructed a remarkable book . . . deploying all the resources of formidable scholarship, he has recovered the real Edward."-Spectator