Friday, 29 April 2011

Aethelred, Svein Forkbeard and years of misery - History of England Dave Crowther

Aethelred the Unready continues to be totally unready for anything in this episode of Dave Crowther's continuing chronicle of the kings of England.  Svein Forkbeard gave him a complete run around and was within a hair's breadth of taking over the kingdom.  A good solid podcast telling the story well.  It was let down a bit by the story itself which is unrelenting misery and failure - that of course is not Dave's fault but the fault of the man in charge at the time.  Even after all these years Aethelred is still a disappointment to his country.

Was Ethelred the worst king in English history? Discuss on the history podcasts forum.

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