140 – Wilfrid: How to Win Friends and Influence People

Today’s episode will take place in the turbulent years from 686 to 692 and the main characters will be...

Aldfrith - King of Mercia, son of Oswiu, brother of Ecgfrith, and scholarly dude.

Wilfrid - Former Bishop of York, friend of the terrifying pagan king Caedwalla, and man you really don’t want to cross.

and Aethelred - King of Mercia, son of Penda, brother of Wulfhere, and (despite his rather pious upbringing) he really was his father’s son.

Click here to be able to read the full rough transcript.

  6 comments for “140 – Wilfrid: How to Win Friends and Influence People

  1. BSL
    October 22, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Bede-cast sounds good

  2. catching up
    April 15, 2015 at 7:01 am

    Hey, great podcast! It’s my first introduction to Anglo-Saxon history, I will probably be reviewing a couple times to straighten out all the Os’s Wald’s and Red’s.

    Quick unrelated question…what’s the song that’s played around 16:41? The soulful brass music?

    • April 15, 2015 at 10:31 am

      It’s the theme to The Godfather ;)

  3. arigaa
    April 30, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Did a double take on the title after I heard you say “how to win FRANCE and influence people” in the intro : )

  4. George
    April 1, 2016 at 3:54 am

    To nitpick, Aldfrith was the King of Northumbria, not Mercia.

    • April 1, 2016 at 10:11 am

      Did I say Mercia? Yikes! That was just a misstatement (I am bound to have one or two, since I’ve got hundreds of episodes out there). Sorry! :/

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