Edgar is the youngest son of King Edmund of Wessex. Although he became known as Edgar 'the Peaceable' he ruled England with an iron rod. His strict government was backed up by a naval force which deterred invasion by the Vikings. This work tells the story of a Anglo-Saxon monarch who became the first King of a united England in 959.
Peter Rex is a retired history teacher. He was Head of History at Princethorpe College for twenty years. His other books include The English Resistance: The Underground War Against the Normans, Harold II: The Doomed Saxon King and Hereward: The Last Englishman, all published by Tempus. He lives in Ely.