The deaths of both husbands, multiple exiles, multiple conquests, hostile children and step-children – you name it, Emma survived it, sometimes coming back stronger than before.
After 1066, Edgar was an exile, a diplomat, a solider, a kingmaker, a pilgrim, a prisoner, and more.
Is there any hope for Æthelred in mass media, or is he doomed to play the fool forever?
A couple milestones: my book has been cited in an academic journal for the first time; this is also the first time I’ve been mentioned in another author’s acknowledgments. Considering that 80% of academic writing in the humanities is never cited, not even once, I’m very fortunate. It’s mentioned in an article in The ArchaeologicalContinue reading “My First Citation”
Camedieval, a project associated with CALM and GEMS at Cambridge University, seeks to make medievalism relevant to the wider public.
The image that had emerged by the 12th century was of a ruler who was afraid of candles, had defecated at his baptism, was scolded at his own coronation, was haunted by the ghost of his murdered brother, and who preferred drinking and sleeping to fighting vikings.
After a year and a half of writing, editing, and revising (and many more years of research), it’s finally out: my new book, England’s Unlikely Commander: The Military Career of Æthelred the Unready, is available from Rounded Globe. England’s Unlikely Commander takes a look at the military practices of late Anglo-Saxon England, using sources likeContinue reading “Æthelred the Unready: New Book Re-examines Infamous Anglo-Saxon King’s Military Practices”
My first book is getting published! It’s called “England’s Unlikely Commander: The Military Career of Æthelred the Unready.”