The Handfasted Wife-logo

The Handfasted Wife

Carol McGrath

The Handfasted Wife is the story of the Norman Conquest from the perspective of Edith (Elditha) Swanneck, Harold's common-law wife. She is set aside for a political marriage when Harold becomes king in 1066. Determined to protect her children's destinies and control her economic future, she is taken to William's camp when her estate is sacked on the eve of the Battle of Hastings. She later identifies Harold's body on the battlefield and her youngest son becomes a Norman hostage. This is an adventure story of love, loss, survival and reconciliation.

The Handfasted Wife is the story of the Norman Conquest from the perspective of Edith (Elditha) Swanneck, Harold's common-law wife. She is set aside for a political marriage when Harold becomes king in 1066. Determined to protect her children's destinies and control her economic future, she is taken to William's camp when her estate is sacked on the eve of the Battle of Hastings. She later identifies Harold's body on the battlefield and her youngest son becomes a Norman hostage. This is an adventure story of love, loss, survival and reconciliation.
More Information

Description:

The Handfasted Wife is the story of the Norman Conquest from the perspective of Edith (Elditha) Swanneck, Harold's common-law wife. She is set aside for a political marriage when Harold becomes king in 1066. Determined to protect her children's destinies and control her economic future, she is taken to William's camp when her estate is sacked on the eve of the Battle of Hastings. She later identifies Harold's body on the battlefield and her youngest son becomes a Norman hostage. This is an adventure story of love, loss, survival and reconciliation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Heather Wilds

Length:

12h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

27:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

23:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

30:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

25:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

14:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

22:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

21:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

22:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:16