The Murder of King Edward the Martyr and the Ascension of Æthelred the Unready ~ Dr. Richard Abels

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11m Oct 28, 2020

King Æthelred the Unready and the Viking Conquest of England Lecture Series.

This is lecture six.

In this episode the superb and renown scholar Dr. Richard Abels guides us into the tyranny of a "boy king" and the controversy surrounding the ascension of Æthelred.

A mystery unfolds as the boy King Edward is murdered and his body vanishes. This murder leads to a bit of a lie within historiography as he is victimized and given the title "the Martyr."

Miraculously the body is discovered much later in pristine condition creating yet another mystery and that is who did they pick to substitute the body of Edward the Martyr?

We explore who may have been involved in the murder, the aftermath and finally the rise of Æthelred the Unready to his place in the pantheon of Anglo Saxon Kings.

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Music Attribution: Viking Music - Berserker
Song Link: https://youtu.be/L8c_lsJoF_0
Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQTzTYM6-58Ef0Igkg3DJFw

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