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The Last English King: The Life of Harold II Peter Rex

The Last English King: The Life of Harold II

Peter Rex

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ISBN : 9780752445991
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319 pages
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Harold Godwinson was king of England for less than a year and failed to defend England from William the Conquerors invading Norman army in 1066, an army that wreaked havoc across the country and changed the political history of England forever.MoreHarold Godwinson was king of England for less than a year and failed to defend England from William the Conquerors invading Norman army in 1066, an army that wreaked havoc across the country and changed the political history of England forever. Indeed, 1066 was so critical a turning point that it marked the end of the Anglo-Saxon epoch. This is the first full-scale biography of Englands lost king, an astute political operator who as Earl of Wessex won the affection of the English people and the death-bed nomination from Edward the Confessor to succeed him. Peter Rex tells the story of the formidable warrior-king killed in battle in defense of his kingdom. The Battle of Hastings was a close-run battle that could have gone either way, and England would be a very different place today had the fatal arrow missed Harolds eye.