Queen Emma and the Vikings: A History of Power, Love and Greed in Eleventh-Century England.
A Norman, Emma was married to Anglo-Saxon Athelred the Unready at age 13. She survived his fall to marry the Viking King Cnut and see two of her sons, Harthacnut and Edward the Confessor, achieve the throne. A fascinating biography of a strong woman caught between Viking, Anglo-Saxon, and Norman factions. Genealogies, color plates, bibliography, index, maps. Bloomsbury, Hb, Dj, 2005. NEW. $14.00.