This is the history of the powerful Godwin dynasty, from the mystery of their ancestral origins and background, to theirrise to power under King Cnut, and their opportunism and accumulation of wealth under his successors.It was a period of violent upheaval in English history, with Viking attacks and the conquest of England by Danish kings. Writing with clarity and panache, Frank Barlow places the Godwins at the centre of this unstable world, charting the family's fortunes through to Harold - the last Anglo-Saxon kings - his ...

The Godwins 2001, Longman Publishing Group, Harlow

ISBN-13: 9780582423817

English edition