Wenlock Priory: Elysian ruins

Yes, I know, it's been nearly four months. I'm sorry. But moving swiftly on from my lack of activity on this blog, I think I've got a decent subject (and some rather fetching photographs if I say so myself) to try and make amends. I visited Wenlock in October of last year and as usual … Continue reading Wenlock Priory: Elysian ruins

Æthelstan, King of the English

Worcester Manuscript (D) 924: "Here King Edward died at Farndon in mercia; and very soon, 16 days after, his son Ælfweard died at Oxford; and their bodies lie at Winchester. And Æthelstan was chosen as king by the Mercians and consecrated at Kingston [Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey]; and he gave his sister across the sea to the … Continue reading Æthelstan, King of the English

Æthelwulf, King of Wessex

"...and Æthelwulf, Egbert's offspring, succeeded to the kingdom of Wessex, and he granted his son Æthelstan the kingdom of the inhabitants of Kent and the East Saxons and Surrey and South Saxons." Part 6 of our ramble through the monarchy of (geographically speaking at least) England, is finally here! This time it's all about Æthelwulf … Continue reading Æthelwulf, King of Wessex