Ecgberht of Wessex

As much as it pains me, we're leaving Mercia behind (at least for the time being) and heading south to Wessex. This time we're looking at possibly my third favourite figure from the show Vikings (if any of my former lecturers are reading this, please don't hate me): King Ecgberht, portrayed by the superb Linus … Continue reading Ecgberht of Wessex

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Offa

Part 4 of the semi-regular posting of Monarchs has arrived (semi-regular because you know another one is on it's way, but not when I can be bothered to write one). This time it's all about everyone's favourite Mercian: Offa! Well maybe not the West Saxons, but honestly, sod those guys. I'll get around to them … Continue reading Offa