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Anglo Saxon England Podcast
Dec 4, 2016
17 Alfred and the Fight for Survival
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Between 871 and 878, Wessex came close to extinction, as the Great Heathen Army, the Great Summer Army, and Guthrum the Dane came to conquer.
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Jan 29, 2017
21 His Years were full of Glory
Athelstan was a dynamic and effective ruler, in war, law, and diplomacy. As a war leader he established at least nominal overlordship of all Britain; his marriage alliances included the greatest of European rulers; and he increased the age of legal responsibility from 12 to 16. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 15, 2017
20 English Reconquest
The story of a brother and a sister - Æthelflæd and Edward, and their bid to reclaim the lands of the Danelaw, the north and east of England being settled by the Danes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 1, 2017
19 Pillar of the Western People
In 892, the vikings returned - and found a very different, much better prepared Wessex waiting for them. Until in 899, Alfred died to be succeeded by his Son, Edward, who would in the end turn the tables on the Vikings. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.