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This study surveys the history of the six best-recorded Anglo-Saxon kingdoms within the period 600-900 Ad: Kent, the East Saxons, the East Angles, Northumbria, Mercia and Wessex. The chapters, like many of the available written sources, approach the histories of the individual kingdoms through that of their royal families. Dynastic history is a major concern of the book, but the intention is to go beyond narrative accounts of the various royal houses to try to explain issues such as strategies of rulership, the reasons for success on failure and the dynamics of change to the office of king. More generalised conclusions suggest themselves from the studies of individual kingdoms and these are brought together in the final chapter which examines four main facets in the development of kingship in the period under review: kingship and overlordship royal resources; royal and noble families; and king and church. The first chapter is also a general one and deals with the difficult issue of Anglo-Saxon kingship before 600 and introduces the main classes of written record.
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Barbara Yorke is a Senior Lecturer in History and Archaeology, King Alfred's College, Winchester.Review:
"For the first time we have in one volume histories of the six major kingdoms, with discussions of the sources and of all the major problems of reconstructing dynasties and of dating assembled together in one place."
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