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Edward the Confessor: Last of the Royal Blood by Tom Licence

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One of the last kings of Anglo-Saxon England, Edward the Confessor regained the throne for the House of Wessex and is the only English monarch to have been canonized. Often cast as a reluctant ruler, easily manipulated by his in-laws, he has been blamed for causing the invasion of 1066, the last successful conquest of England by a foreign power. Tom Licence navigates the contemporary webs of political deceit to present a strikingly different Edward. This compelling biography provides a much-needed reassessment of Edward’s reign-calling into doubt the legitimacy of his successors and rewriting the ending of Anglo-Saxon England.

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