Aethelred the Unready

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Aethelred the Unready

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Author :   Richard Philip Abels
Publisher :   Penguin Books
Published :   02/12/2021
ISBN :   9780141999371
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   160
Size (mm) :   181x111x8
Weight (g) :   98

Richard Abels examines the long and troubled reign of Aethelred II the 'Unraed', the 'Ill-Advised'. It is characteristic of Aethelred's reign that its greatest surviving work of literature, the poem The Battle of Maldon, should be a record of heroic defeat.... Read more
 
Richard Abels examines the long and troubled reign of Aethelred II the 'Unraed', the 'Ill-Advised'. It is characteristic of Aethelred's reign that its greatest surviving work of literature, the poem The Battle of Maldon, should be a record of heroic defeat. Perhaps no ruler could have stemmed the encroachment of wave upon wave of Viking raiders, but Aethelred will always be associated with that failure.