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Cnut: The Conqueror

The Earls of Mercia, Side Story

by MJ Porter

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A side story in the epic Earls of Mercia series from MJ Porter

To gain what he wanted, what he felt he was owed, he would do anything, even if it meant breaking oaths to a woman he loved and the mother of his son.

Swein, King of Denmark, and briefly England, lies dead, his son ousted from England as King Æthelred returns from his exile in Normandy at the behest of his witan and the bishops. Æthelred might have relinquished his kingdom to Swein, the Danish conqueror, but with Swein dead, the men have no interest in supporting an untried youth whose name resounds with the murder of one of England’s greatest bishops. A youth known only for his savagery and joy of battle. A true Norseman who utilizes his weapons without thought.

But Cnut wants a kingdom and will do anything to gain one. As England's ravaged by a civil war between the sons of two former kings, Edmund, son of King Æthelred, and Cnut, son of Swein, the men must make personal decisions in the heat of battle as they strive to reclaim their birthrights whilst doing all they can to stay alive.

Cnut is a side story in the Earls of Mercia series, retelling the story of the last century of Saxon England through the eyes of the powerful Earls of Mercia, the only noble family, apart from the House of Wessex, to hold their position for nearly a century.

Cnut: the Conqueror is best read after Book 5 in the main series, The King's Earl.

The Earls of Mercia Series:
The Earl of Mercia's Father
The Danish King's Enemy
Northman Part 1
Northman Part 2
The King's Earl
The Earl of Mercia
The English Earl
The Earl's King
Viking King
The English King
The King's Brother

Side Stories:
Lady Estrid


"This is a fantastic series of books, by an author who certainly knows his subject. I was into the Roman invasions but am rapidly converting to the Britons!"
~ Amazon Reviewer

"A must-read for fans of Viking age England. This promises to be a very good series of which I can't wait for the next instalment."
~ Amazon Reviewer

"Intriguing, well-written stories about the early days of Great Britain between Alfred the Great and William the Conqueror... at the time Athelred was King... the story is written from the perspective of one the emerging Earl's who sits on the Witan (counsel). The time period show the interplay between Great Britain and the Scandinavian countries (Viking raiders) as well."
~ Reviewer

This title is available to read with #KindleUnlimited.

M J Porter

MJ Porter is the author of many historical novels set predominantly in Seventh to 
Eleventh-Century England, and in Viking Age Denmark. Raised in the shadow of a 
building that was believed to house the bones of long-dead Kings of Mercia, meant 
that the author's writing destiny was set.

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