Aethelstan: The First King of England

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The powerful and innovative King Aethelstan reigned only briefly (924-939), yet his achievements during those eventful fifteen years changed the course of English history. He won spectacular military victories (most notably at Brunanburh), forged unprecedented political connections across Europe, and succeeded in creating the first unified kingdom of the English. To claim for him the title of "first English monarch" is no exaggeration. In this nuanced portrait of Aethelstan, Sarah Foot offers the first full account of the ...

AEthelstan: The First King of England 2012, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300187717

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AEthelstan: The First King of England 2011, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300125351

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