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  • Published: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446409787
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 880
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A Hollow Crown




THE REMARKABLE STORY OF EMMA OF NORMANDY, WIFE OF TWO KINGS, MOTHER OF TWO MORE

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 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…

  • Pub date: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446409787
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 880

About the Author

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 and A Hollow Crown. She lives in London.


Praise for A Hollow Crown

“Compelling, convincing and unforgettable”

Sharon Penman


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