Aethelred the Unready by Richard Abels
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Overview: A major new title in the Penguin Monarchs series
In his fascinating new book in the Penguin Monarchs series, Richard Abels examines the long and troubled reign of Aethelred II the ‘Unraed’, the ‘Ill-Advised’. It is characteristic of Aethelred’s reign that its greatest surviving work of literature, the poem The Battle of Maldon, should be a record of heroic defeat. Perhaps no ruler could have stemmed the encroachment of wave upon wave of Viking raiders, but Aethelred will always be associated with that failure.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > Biographies of Royalty