Kings and Kingdoms of Early Anglo-Saxon England 232 pages
Kings and Kingdoms of Early Anglo-Saxon England provides a unique survey of the six major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and their royal families, examining the most recent research in this field.
Moving beyond narrative accounts of the various royal houses, Barbara Yorke explains issues such as the strategies of rule, the reasons for success and failure and the dynamics of change in the office of king.
She also explores the four main facets of kingship in this period: kingship and overlordship; royal resources; royal and noble families; and king and church.
Sixteen genealogical and regnal tables help to elucidate the history of the royal houses.