135 – A Reshuffling of Power

Today we’re going to cover the eventful years of 675 to 678, and our main characters will be…

King Wulfhere of Mercia, Son of Penda and tough guy with a bloodied lip.
King Ecgfrith of Northumbria, Son of Oswiu and guy who bloodied Wulfhere’s lip.
And Bishop Wilfrid… the Northumbrian Bishop who was a key player in converting Northumbria to Roman Catholicism and also a key player in keeping King Ecgfrith childless. A remarkably stupid move for someone who was reported to be intelligent.

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  3 Replies to “135 – A Reshuffling of Power”

  1. BSL
    October 8, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Whats that, audible.com?
    Never heard of it actually :)

    • Brad Walsh
      February 21, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      They sell audio books, and sponsor some podcasts (e.g. Hard Core History).

  2. December 27, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Until this podcast I had no idea that there was so much information about the early Anglo-Saxon period. I am so very grateful for this instead of another exposition about Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

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