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Eadric the Grasper: Sons of Mercia: 1

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After getting reinforcements Edmund drives off Cnut’s second attack on London and then defeats Cnut in Kent, Cnut then crosses the river Thames and moves into Essex. Brice's Day Massacre - although this is uncertain - prompting Sir Frank Stenton's epigraphic footnote about him being the usual suspect for unknown crimes. The book details his battles, journey’s, and controversial political decisions as he tries to ensure peace for his home of Engla-lond by any means necessary (the author uses the name “Engla-lond” for England throughout the book).

As the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is the only document contemporary to events the writing of the Chronicler will be used. The crafty and treacherous Eadric Streona, plotting to deceive the noble Ealdorman Ælfhelm, prepared a great feast for him at Shrewsbury at which, when he came as a guest, Eadric greeted him as if he were an intimate friend.In 1017 Ædric is supposed to have advised Cnut to put Edward’s two sons to death – whether this is true or not is another matter entirely, but by this point in the story most chronicler’s believed that Ædric was responsible for almost every treacherous, murderous and unpleasant royal going on that happened at this Tim. Alfgifu of Northampton did not want to admit that she was nervous, but when she saw the Viking encampment looming ahead, her fear burned in her stomach until she could not ignore it.

I understand that you don’t like him and agree he was a brute, but I think your argument belongs on a different forum. Essentially the man broke every law of hospitality and as such he wasn’t terribly popular even in his own lifetime, let alone with a poll of modern readers. After a final defeat at Otford, Eadric met Edmund at Aylesford and was accepted back into his favour. If we had stayed on the main road,” said the executioner, “then at least we might have found a place to stay for the night. The first reference to crossbows in England was from a record of wages paid to crossbowmen at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.There, he assumes the heinous task of tattooing incoming Jewish prisoners with the dehumanizing numbers their SS captors use to identify them. His brother was Brihtric, uncle of Wulfnoth Cild, who was the son of Aethelmaer se Greata (usually translated as "the Great", but more correctly "the Fat".

She graduated from the University of Southern California's Writing for Screen and Television program. Hi Mercedes – thank you for this piece: Edmund is something of a forgotten man, but could have been so important in the shaping of English history. So they kept riding, but by the time the daylight had dissolved into a dim red haze, they remained in the thick of the woods. The boots around the corner shuffled against the stone, steel trinkets clinked, a cloak whooshed … and then all sounds faded as the source retreated.In this historical epic based on a real-life medieval rogue, a cunning young man rises through treachery—or is it statesmanship? In 1015 Eadric murdered the earldormen brothers Siegferth and Morcar, during a recess at the great assembly at Oxford. He was of non-noble birth and advanced to the high status of an ealdorman of the Saxon Mercians by obtaining the favour of King Ethelred the Unready. The chronicler William of Malmsbury recorded of Eadric Streona- "This fellow was the refuse of mankind, the reproach of the English; an abandoned glutton, a cunning miscreant; who had become opulent, not by nobility, but by specious language and impudence.

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