A significant new identify within the Penguin Monarchs series
In his attention-grabbing new ebook within the Penguin Monarchs series, Richard Abels examines the lengthy and afflicted reign of Aethelred II the 'Unraed', the 'Ill-Advised'. it really is attribute of Aethelred's reign that its maximum surviving paintings of literature, the poem The conflict of Maldon, should be a checklist of heroic defeat. might be no ruler can have stemmed the encroachment of wave upon wave of Viking raiders, yet Aethelred will consistently be linked to that failure.
Richard Abels is Professor Emeritus on the usa Naval Academy. he's the writer of Alfred the nice: struggle, Kingship and tradition in Anglo-Saxon England and Lordship and army legal responsibility in Anglo-Saxon England. he's a Fellow of the Royal old Society.
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