Hengest an historical study of his Danish origins and of his campaigns in Frisia and south-east England. by Gordon Ward

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Published by Anglo-Danish Pub. Co. in London .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Kent (England)

Subjects:

  • Hengist, King of Kent, d. 488.,
  • Kent (England) -- History.

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Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA152.3 .W3
The Physical Object
Pagination58 p.
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6080026M
LC Control Number50034782
OCLC/WorldCa7234012

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Denmark, A.D. Two brothers – the cold and calculating Hengest and the intrepid but headstrong Horsa – find their separate worlds thrown into turmoil by royal treachery and an evil cult thought long : Chris Thorndycroft.

The story of Finn and Hengest, an obscure and allusive tale, was interpreted by Tolkien in this persuasive and original book. The editor studied under the author at university and was chosen by Tolkien to undertake the work of publishing the book.

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The book begins with an overview of the wider European stage. Reviewed in the United States on Janu "A Brother's Oath" by Chris Thorndycroft is the first book in the "Hengest and Horsa Trilogy".

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; d. ?), brothers and legendary leaders of the first Anglo-Saxon settlers in Britain who went there, according to the English historian and theologian Bede, to fight for the British king Vortigern against the Picts between ad and The brothers are said to have been Jutes and sons of one Wihtgils.

Hengist and Horsa are legendary brothers said to have led the Angles, Saxons and Jutes in their invasion of Britain in the 5th century.

Tradition lists Hengist as the first of the Jutish kings of Kent. According to early sources, Hengist and Horsa arrived in Britain at Ebbsfleet on the Isle of a time, they served as mercenaries for Vortigern, King of the Britons, but later they.

Hengest book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. “Who are you men, armoured in mail, who come sailing upon the sliding sea-road to /5(4). From Book 1: The Untold Story of England’s Beginning. Denmark, A.D. Two brothers – the cold and calculating Hengest and the intrepid but headstrong Horsa – find their separate worlds thrown into turmoil by royal treachery and an evil cult thought long dead.

Hengist (also spelled Hengest) and Horsa (Hors), the legendary leaders of the first Anglo-Saxon invaders of Britain arrived as mercenaries to fight the Picts and Scots at the invitation of the Celtic British King Vortigern.

They were pagan Jutish warriors, the sons of. From the back cover: A haunting, tragic tale, told by Hengest the brave, of Finn the legendary Frisian prince and the bitter feud between Danes, Jutes and Frisians in the days Hengest recalls the events that divided his loyalties between Jutes, Danes, and Frisians in fifth-century northern Europe and caused him to die in a foreign land hated as an oath-breaker and 4/5.

Hengist is briefly mentioned in Prologue, the first book of the Prose Edda, written by Snorri Sturluson in the 13th century.

In Prologue, a euhemerized account of the origins of Norse mythology is provided, including that while Odin was in Saxony, Odin put three of his sons in charge of the area. Finn and Hengest is JRR Tolkien's exegesis of one of the long standing problems of Old English — reconciling the Finnsburh fragment with the Finn episode in Beowulf.

It is a carefully argued study, edited by Alan Bliss and published after Tolkien's death, which makes a compelling case for Jutes-on-both-sides, and for the Hengest of the /5(14).

“The Life and Times of Hengest” by Evans is not an easy book to characterise. Its heart, its sine qua non, is an imaginative reconstruction of a two-part saga of Hengest, first English king of Kent. This saga is written in modern English but with some archaic vocabulary, and Old-English-inspired choice of words and word-construction.3/5.

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Analyzes the depictions of the fifth century legendary heroes, Hengest and Finn, in the Anglo-Saxon poems, Beowulf and The fight at Finnesburg From inside the book What people are saying.

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The terms of the truce meant that Finn had to give Hengest and the other Scyldings the same treasures he gave his own people, and he had to house them for a time, as they could not return to Denmark in the winter.

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