1066

1066 : What Fates Impose

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England is in crisis. King Edward has no heir and promises never to produce one. There are no obvious successors available to replace him, but quite a few claimants are eager to take the crown. While power struggles break out between the various factions at court, enemies abroad plot to make England their own. There are raids across the borders with Wales and Scotland. Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex, is seen by many as the one man who can bring stability to the kingdom. He has powerful friends and two women who love him, but he has enemies who will stop at nothing to gain power. As 1066 begins, England heads for an uncertain future. It seems even the heavens are against Harold. Intelligent and courageous, can Harold forge his own destiny - or does he have to bow to what fates impose?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 140 x 214 x 38mm | 599.99g
  • Troubador Publishing
  • Matador
  • Market Harborough, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1783062207
  • 9781783062201
  • 753,829

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"This book is well researched and shows a passion for this period of time... A really really good read" -- Goodreads "Packed with historical detail - you really get a sense of the time period and setting" -- LibraryThing "An engrossing read... A very enjoyable book" -- Cheryl M-M's Book Blogshow more

About G. K. Holloway

G.K. Holloway has always been interested in history, politics and literature. A biography on King Harold II inspired him to write a novel based on the events of the time. Now he's done it, he is proud of his achievement - especially as he is dyslexic.show more

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