Hollow Crown by Helen Hollick
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Hollow Crown
By Helen Hollick

A Hollow Crown

the Story of Emma, Queen of Saxon England

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Hollow Crown by Helen Hollick

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Aged only thirteen, Emma, daughter of the Duke of Normandy, is married in a strategic alliance to King Aethelred of England. Inept and arrogant, Aethelred the Unready is loathed by his young wife, whom he punishes for his many failings as a ruler. Their first son, Edward, is born through an act of violence that is little more than rape. England is invaded by the Viking King Swein Forkbeard and his son Cnut. After a bitter struggle, Aethelred loses his kingdom and his wife. Emma, now dowager queen, holds London against the invader Cnut. When he demands she surrender or suffer the consequences, Emma stakes everything on a dangerous gamble, but troubles and tragedy still await the indomitable queen as she struggles for power and for survival in a violent male world...This fascinating historical novel reveals the truth behind the woman who played a key role in the power shift from Saxon to Norman, at a pivotal point in world history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099272342
ISBN-10: 0099272342
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 55mm)
Pages: 880
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Helen Hollick

Helen Hollick is the author of a trilogy of novels about Arthurian Britain: The Kingmaking, Pendragon's Banner and Shadow of the King, as well as Harold the King. She lives in London.

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