Cultural depictions of Æthelred the Unready have generally been less t... -
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

What did the Anglo-Saxons ever do for us?

BBC History Magazine (blog) - 04 Oct 2018
Anglo-Saxon settlers first started colonising parts of Britain in the fifth century AD and, over the following 500 years or so, would establish themselves as the foremost power in the British Isles. Yet it would be hundreds of miles to the south, in ...
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

The 1016 Danish Conquest that led to the battle of Hastings

BBC History Magazine (blog) - 14 Oct 2016
Let us go back to the world that brought about the Danish Conquest – the end of the reign of that other well-remembered figure, Æthelred the Unready. Æthelred's name was the compound of 'Æthel' and 'raed', which meant 'noble-counsel'. His nickname ...
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

10 things you (probably) didn't know about the Anglo-Saxons

BBC History Magazine (blog) - 22 Jan 2016
The Roman period in Britain is often said to end in the year 410 when the Roman emperor Honorius supposedly told the Britons to look to their own defences because Rome itself was beleaguered by barbarian attacks. Certainly around that time, Roman rule ...
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

The sky won't fall in after Brexit? Maybe not for you, Theresa

The Guardian - 29 Mar 2018
The PM is on a tour of the UK to mark a year till Brexit – pity the people who drew the short straw. Contact author. @JohnJCrace. Thu 29 Mar 2018 12.26 EDT First published on Thu 29 Mar 2018 12.26 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via ...
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

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 ...
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

In search of the Normans: who were they?

BBC History Magazine (blog) - 12 Oct 2016
As anyone with the most basic grasp of Britain's history is fully aware, the Norman invasion and subsequent conquest of England in the late 11th century had a major impact on the story of the British Isles. But who were the Normans, and where did they ...
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

Nice Things to Say About Attila the Hun

Smithsonian (blog) - 03 Feb 2012
Ancient artists placed great stress on his inhumanity, depicting him with goatish beard and devil's horns. Then as now, he seemed the epitome of an Asian steppe nomad: ugly, squat and fearsome, lethal with a bow, interested chiefly in looting and in rape.
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

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 Choice

The New Yorker - 12 Jun 2016
With apologies to anticipatory figures from Frederick Douglass to Jesse Jackson, a black President resided for decades in the realm of popular culture, a figment of the liberal imagination. There were many such exhibits. Take the stereotype-flecked ...
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

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

Top 10 things to do in London and where to stay - 11 May 2017
Expect priceless Rubens paintings, a piano Queen Victoria played, 350 clocks and even the odd secret door. Get a ticket that includes access to the Royal Mews, where the coach that has been used for every coronation since George IV in 1820 is on display.
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

From Bayeux to Brexit: the Battle of Hastings' 950-year legacy

The Guardian (blog) - 14 Oct 2016
Against a backdrop of the late 12th-century power struggle between John and his brother Richard I, Scott's hit historical novel champions Saxon characters against the Normans, reflecting both the 19th-century's enthusiasm for Anglo-Saxon culture and ...
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

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 ...
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

London's Viking Lineage

HeritageDaily - 20 Jul 2014
Historians have considered the massacre as similar to a large-scale ethnic cleansing of the Danes in England, a cleansing that was orchestrated by Æthelred the Unready. As Sweyn swept across England, London was subject to a long Viking siege in 1013 ...
cultural depictions of æthelred the unready

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: The best royal apps - 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...

What's New