In a literary sense, the Danish conqueror of England died many deaths: accounts range from an old man dying in his bed to supernatural intervention by a vengeful saint.
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Emma of Normandy: A Resilient Queen
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.
St. Brice’s Day and the Danish Conquest
Did the St. Brice’s Day Massacre lead to the Danish Conquest of England?
Rex Factor Interview
Image credit: Rex Factor. Æthelred the Unready appears on the Rex Factor banner (25 July 2020). On July 25th, I appeared on Rex Factor to discuss the military career of Æthelred the Unready. Rex Factor is a long-running podcast that discusses medieval history in a light-hearted manner, assigning monarchs and consorts marks according to battleynessContinue reading “Rex Factor Interview”
The End of Æthelred: On this day in 1016, King Æthelred II Died
“He ended his days on St. George’s Day, and he had held his kingdom with great toil and difficulties as long as his life lasted.”
The Anglo-Saxon Invasion of Normandy: When, if at all, did it take place?
Æthelred’s plan was to invade Normandy and capture Duke Richard II.