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Edwin: High King of Britain

(2014)
(The first book in the Northumbrian Thrones series)
A novel by

 
 
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 become High King of Britain. It is a turning point. Through battles and astute political alliances Edwin rises to great 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 world view of the Celtic tribes they have driven out.

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Praise for this book

"A splendid novel." - Bernard Cornwell


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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Edwin: High King of Britain: 1 (The Northumbrian Thrones)
Author(s): Edoardo Albert
ISBN: 1-78264-033-9 / 978-1-78264-033-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lion Fiction
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Edwin: High King of Britain: 1 (The Northumbrian Thrones)
Author(s): Edoardo Albert
Publisher: Lion Fiction
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA