The powerful and innovative King Athelstan reigned only briefly (924-939), yet his achievements during those eventful twelve years changed the course of English history. In this nuanced portrait of Athelstan, the author offers an account of the king. It traces his life through the various spheres in which he lived and worked.
Sarah Foot is Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Christ Church, Oxford, and a foremost scholar of tenth-century history. She lives in Oxford.