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Røde Orm review – the greatest saga ever told

The Guardian - 04 Jun 2017
This year, Denmark's second city, Aarhus, is one of Europe's two capitals of culture (alongside Paphos, in Cyprus). Its theme is “Rethink: Think the new, think anew, think again”, and its ...
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King Bibi the Chickenshit

Haaretz - 30 Oct 2014
Way back in time, before the Norman invasion of Britain in 1066, English kings were known by nicknames rather than numbers. My favorite, as a kid, was Ethelred the Unready, whose name seemed to sum up how I felt then and have for most of my life.
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The battle for the BBC

The Guardian - 14 Jul 2015
The future holder of the post was John Whittingdale, at 55 the backbench Conservative MP for the pleasant Essex town of Maldon (famed for a battle between Saxons and Vikings during the reign of Ethelred the Unready and the production of gourmet salt ...
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King John: The Worst Monarch in English History?

Ancient Origins - 15 May 2016
When it comes to Kings (and Queens) of England, there is strong competition as to who can claim the title of being the worst in the nation's long history. There is Ethelred the Unready, whose chaotic reign saw the country held to ransom by Viking ...
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

The oppressive Danish king impaled by St Edmund of the East Angles

Telegraph.co.uk - 29 Aug 2015
King Æthelred (the Unready) spent Christmas in the Isle of Wight, then fled to the Continent. Sweyn's triumph was short. He died on February 3, 1014. Herman's legend visualises the avaricious oppressor's death as by a spear directed by the hand of the ...
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: The best royal apps

Telegraph.co.uk - 28 May 2012
The British Kings and Queens Quiz boasts over 300 all new questions and a large collection of images ranging from all periods of the British Monarchy. From Ethelred the Unready to Elizabeth II...
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

The 'Skullcracker' school of nicknames

The Guardian - 08 May 2014
If the escaped prisoner Michael Wheatley – the subject of a major manhunt this week – had not been nicknamed "Skullcracker", would we have been quite so exercised about his disappearance? Crime is perhaps the only profession where having an ...
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

Norse codes: Neil Oliver on his new BBC series 'Vikings'

Scotsman - 10 Sep 2012
On 13 November, 1002, King Ethelred the Unready issued a command that every “Danish” man in England should be executed. What became known as the St Brice's Day Massacre resulted in the bloody slaughter of thousands. In the new TV series we see ...

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