Bloodfeud: Murder & Revenge in Anglo-Saxon England

Author(s): Richard Fletcher

United Kingdom

In 1016, King Canute commanded the appearance of Earl Uhtred of Northumbria at a place called Wiheal. Uhtred came to make his submission but was ambushed and slaughtered with Canute's connivance. This book analyzes the bloodfeud which resulted from this act of treachery.


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Richard Fletcher is one of Britain's most distinguished medieval historians, and has for many years taught at the University of York. His The Quest for EL CID won the Wolfson Award and the Los Angeles Times History Prize; his most recent book, The Conversion of Europe, was a best-seller for Harper Collins.

"Wiheal"; England; Northumbria; Ethelred the ill-advised; millennium; Rise Wood; Ecgfrida's dowry; Siward and Tostig; Settrington; Haget; appendix - chronological tables.

General Fields

  • : 9780713993912
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Allen Lane
  • : February 2002
  • : 223mm X 146mm X 27mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Fletcher
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 256
  • : illustrations, maps, tables, bibliography, notes, index