Godwine Kingmaker

Godwine Kingmaker Harold Godwineson, The Last Anglo Saxon King, Owed Everything To His Father Who Was This Godwine, First Earl Of Wessex And Known As The Kingmaker Was He An Unscrupulous Schemer, Using King And Witan To Gain Power Or Was He The Greatest Of All Saxon Earls, Protector Of The English Against The Hated Normans The Answer Depends On Who You Ask He Was Befriended By The Danes, Raised Up By Canute The Great, Given An Earldom And A Wife From The Highest Danish Ranks He Sired Nine Children, Among Them Four Earls, A Queen And A Future King Along With His Power Came A Struggle To Keep His Enemies At Bay, And Godwine S Best Efforts Were Brought Down By The Misdeeds Of His Eldest Son Swegn Although He Became Father In Law To A Reluctant Edward The Confessor, His Fortunes Dwindled As The Normans Gained Prominence At Court Driven Into Exile, Godwine Regathered His Forces And Came Back Even Stronger, Only To Discover That His Second Son Harold Was Destined To Surpass Him In Renown And Glory. For four reigns I have served England From the time of Canute, of glorious memory, I have worked hard to rid our country of its enemies, and rule my earldom as justice demands This novel tells the story of Godwine who had humble origins, but became the powerful Earl of Wessex Godwine s daughter became Edward the Confessor s Queen and Godwine s famous son King Harold II perished at the battle of Hastings in 1066 The novel covers the period from just before King Canute s reign through part o For four reigns I have served England F
I am the Author This is a longer synopsis The life of Earl Godwine presents us with one of the enduring enigmas of English history For years, historians gleefully castigated Godwine as the grasping, unscrupulous traitor, using king and Witan to gain power But on the other hand, Godwine was seen by many as the greatest of all the Saxon Earls, protector of English rights against the influx of hated Normans in Edward the Confessor s court He was the father and guide of Harold Godwineson, last o I am the Author This is a longer synopsis The life of Earl Godwine presents us with one of the enduring enigmas of English history For years, historians gleefully castigated Godwine as the grasping, unscrupulous traitor, using king and Witan to gain powe
Godwine Godwineson First Earl of Wessex Possibly from humble beginnings Rose from the ranks Served four kings Powerful and influential Husband to a Danish noble Father to three earls, one queen, and England s last Anglo Saxon king Champion of the English Known as the Kingmaker A force to reckon with.To some, he was sly, manipulative, and unscrupulous A schemer that will not stop at anything to ensure he always had the upper hand This was also the impression I ve had of Earl Godwine w Godwine Godwineson First Earl of Wessex Possibly from humble beginnings Rose from the ranks Served four kings Powerful and influential Husband to a Danish noble Father to three earls, one queen, and England s last Anglo Saxon king Champion of the English Known as the Kingmaker A force to reckon with.To some, he was sly, manipulative, and unscrupulous A schemer th
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book from the author Godwine Kingmaker Part One of The Last Great Saxon Earls, is set during the pre conquest of England This is a time frame that I love to read about so I was excited to start reading Godwine Wulfnothson, the main character of the book is a fascinating man that I feel the author, Mercedes Rochelle gives a plausible history to his life and the choices he made Beginning with the chance meeting of Godwine with Jarl Ulf that leads to I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book from the author Godwine Kingmaker Part One of The Last Great Saxon Earls, is set during the pre conquest of England This is a time frame that I love to read about so I was excited to start reading Godwine Wulfnothson, the main character of the book is a fascinating man that I feel the author, Mercedes Rochelle gives a plausible history to his life and the choices he made Beginning with the chance meeting of Godwine with Jarl Ulf that leads to his becoming entangled with the Danes an
The story of the early years of the life of the father of the last Anglo Saxon King of England, is convincingly re imagined by author, Mercedes Rochelle Godwin lived in a perilous time Anglo Saxon England was invaded by the Vikings political alliances constantly fluctuated between native ruler and invader, and survival depended solely on one s political acumen and sword arm Though often maligned, Godwin was a survivor and a man of his times, and a man who would come to take a prominent role The story of the early years of the life of the father of the last Anglo Saxon King of England, is convincingly re imagined by author, Mercedes Rochelle Godwin lived in a perilous time Anglo Saxon England was invaded by the Vikings political alliances constantly fluctuated between native ruler and invader, and survival depended solely on one s political acumen and sword arm Though often maligned,
Godwine Kingmaker Part One of the Last Great Saxon Earls is a rich historical novel set in the lesser known period between Alfred the Great spanned so thoroughly by Bernard Cornwell and William the Conqueror The intrigues, deep intricacies, and both family and national ties between Saxons, Danes, Normans, and other Norseman are well woven into a saga, deepening the readers understanding of the period while at the same time immersing us in the hopes and dreams of the shepherd boy coming into Godwine Kingmaker Part One of the Last Great Saxon Earls is a rich historical novel set in the lesser known period between Alfred the Great spanned so thoroughly by Bernard Cornwell and William the Conqueror The intrigues, deep intricacies, and both family and national ties between Saxons, Danes, Normans, and other Norseman are well woven into a saga, deepening the readers understanding of the period while at the same time immersing us in the hopes and dreams of the shepherd boy coming into his own Rochelle s prose is flowing, well paced, solidly researched, and quite readable in bringing this unique historical figure to life.Perhaps the best part of the book is the tumultuous relationship between Godwine and his wife Gytha She is an ambitious flirt who revels in her independence when she is wed to Godwine against her wishes she revolts and makes their relationship a living hell Except she is inescapably drawn to him at the same time Go
Historical Fiction set in the early 11thc, follows the story of Godwine whose rise to power in the first half of the century is noted for its extraordinary success.The story unfolds as Godwine, a shepherd meets a Danish Jarl, Ulf, who has somehow lost his way after a great battle against the English Godwine, takes him to his father s home and is convinced to join Ulf s warband as he helps him find his way back to his lord Cnut.Rochelle s tale of a man s rise to power in the 11thc took a while Historical Fiction set in the early 11thc, follows the story of Godwine whose rise to power in the first half of the century is noted for its extraordinary success.The story unfolds as
Source Free paperback copy from Mercedes Rochelle and Top Hat Books in exchange for a review Summary Harold Godwineson, the Last Anglo Saxon King, owed everything to his father Who was this Godwine, first Earl of Wessex and known as the Kingmaker Was he an unscrupulous schemer, using King and Witan to gain power Or was he the greatest of all Saxon Earls, protector of the English against the hated Normans The answer depends on who you ask He was befriended by the Danes, raised up by Canut Source Free paperback copy from Mercedes Rochelle and Top Hat Books in exchange for a review Summary Ha
I do love early English history Many of the books I ve read from that time period focuson the kings and many have told the tale of Harold, Godwine s son and the last Anglo Saxon king of England but this is the first book I ve read that has told the story of Godwine And told that story for the sake of Godwine not as a back drop to Harold s tale.It starts when Godwine is just a young boy and finds a warrior lost in his woods Even at such a young age he figures out how to take the best adv I do love early English history Many of the books I ve read from that time period focuson the kings and many have told the tale of Harold, Godwine s son and the last Anglo
This was the first book I read that has Godwine as the main character and it was great to see things from his perspective We see how he manages to rise from a commoner to one of the most influential men in England.I m in two minds how I felt about this book and probably the biggest reason is that I couldn t relate to Godwine He s like I met this total stranger in the forest, he seems like a nice fellow so why don t I join him and turn traitor to my country Simple as that And off to kill your This was the first book I read that has Godwine as the main character and it was great to see things from his perspective We see how he manages to rise from a commoner to one of the most influential men in England.I m in two minds how I felt about this book and probably the biggest reason is that I couldn t relate to Godwine He s like I met this total stranger in the forest, he seems like a nice fellow so why don t I join him and turn traitor to my country Simple as that And off to kill your countymen you go Hmm He falls in love with Gytha, who refuses his proposal and acts all haughty anyway, and king gives permission to marry her after Gytha s brother is killed She suspects Godwine is involved in the murder Does it surprise that the marriage starts bit rocky I just couldn t understand why he wanted to marry her in the first place I did like to see how they could turn that into a love match later on

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  • Paperback
  • 351 pages
  • Godwine Kingmaker
  • Mercedes Rochelle
  • English
  • 06 October 2018
  • 1782798013