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A Hollow Crown

(2004)
The Story of Emma, Queen of Saxon England
(The Forever Queen)
A novel by

 
 
Aged only thirteen, Emma, daughter of the Duke of Normandy, is married in a strategic alliance to King Aethelred of England. Inept and arrogant, Aethelred is loathed by his young wife, whom he punishes for his many failings as a ruler. Their first son, Edward, is born through an act of violence that is little more than rape. England is invaded by the Viking King Swein Forkbeard and his son Cnut. After a bitter struggle, Aethelred loses his kingdom and his wife. Emma, now dowager queen, holds London against the invader Cnut. When he demands she surrender or suffer the consequences, Emma stakes everything on a dangerous gamble, but troubles and tragedy still await the indomitable queen as she struggles for power and for survival...

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Helen Hollick has a powerful talent for bringing the past vividly to life." - Elizabeth Chadwick


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Used availability for Helen Hollick's A Hollow Crown

Hardback Editions

July 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Hollow Crown: The Story of Emma, Queen of Saxon England
Author(s): Helen Hollick
ISBN: 0-434-00491-X / 978-0-434-00491-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Hollow Crown
Author(s): Helen Hollick
ISBN: 0-09-927234-2 / 978-0-09-927234-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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November 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Forever Queen
Author(s): Helen Hollick
ISBN: 1-4022-4068-6 / 978-1-4022-4068-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Hollow Crown
Author(s): Helen Hollick
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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November 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Forever Queen: Sometimes, a desperate kingdom is in need of one great woman
Author(s): Helen Hollick
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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