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Shadow on the Crown

By Patricia Bracewell, 1950-

A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queen

In 1002, fifteen­-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son.

Determined to outmaneuver her adversaries, Emma forges alliances with influential men at court and wins the affection of the English people. But her growing love for a man who is not her husband and the imminent threat of a Viking invasion jeopardize both her crown and her life.

Based on real events recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Shadow on the Crown introduces readers to a fascinating, overlooked period of history and an unforgettable heroine whose quest to find her place in the world will resonate with modern readers.


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Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780670026395


Format: Book
Author: Bracewell, Patricia, 1950-
Summary: Marrying the much-older king of England in the year 1002, sixteen-year-old Emma of Normandy is surrounded by a treacherous court and regarded as a threat by her husband before drawing on her wits to gain a few friends and protect her station.
Title: Shadow on the crown / Patricia Bracewell.
Publisher Date: New York : Viking, 2013.
Subject: Emma, Queen, consort of Canute I, King of England, d. 1052 -- Fiction. Ethelred II, King of England, 968?-1016 -- Fiction. Queens -- Great Britain -- Fiction Normans -- Great Britain -- Fiction. Great Britain -- History -- Ethelred II, 979-1016 -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780670026395 0670026395
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Call Number: F Bracewell
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Bib Id: 416666

Format: Book
Author: Bracewell, Patricia, 1950-
Summary: Marrying the much-older king of England in the year 1002, sixteen-year-old Emma of Normandy is surrounded by a treacherous court and regarded as a threat by her husband before drawing on her wits to gain a few friends and protect her station.
Title: Shadow on the crown / Patricia Bracewell.
Publisher, Date: New York : Viking, 2013.
Description: xi, 416 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Emma, Queen, consort of Canute I, King of England, d. 1052 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Ethelred II, King of England, 968?-1016 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Queens -- Great Britain -- Fiction
Subjects: Normans -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Subjects: Great Britain -- History -- Ethelred II, 979-1016 -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2012028932
ISBN: 9780670026395
ISBN: 0670026395
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Bracewell