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The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback.

'Many kingdoms had risen to primacy before in Britain, only to crumble away. It was now on Athelstan's shoulders to ensure that the realm forged by his grandfather and father did not follow a similar path'

Despite savage assault from Viking hordes, Athelstan defeated his enemies, conquered Northumbria and was hailed as Rex totius Britanniae: 'King of the whole of Britain'. With relish and drama, Tom Holland recounts the extraordinary story of how an Anglo-Saxon dynasty rescued the kingdom from near-oblivion.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780141987330

    July 15, 2018

    Allen Lane

    144 pages

    RRP $12.99

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  • Hardback

    9780241187814

    July 1, 2016

    Allen Lane

    160 pages

    RRP $27.99

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    • The Nile
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  • Athelstan (Penguin Monarchs)
    Tom Holland

    EBook

    9780241187821

    July 1, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

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