154 – Having it Offa

Today we’re covering more about King Offa, and the reason is that he’s a really big deal. He reigned for about as long as King Henry VIII, he constructed one of the wonders of the world, he was the starting point for the continuous use of currency in England, Alfred the Great ranked Offa’s laws along side AEthelberht of Kent and Ine of Wessex, he was the first English king to deal with continental politics as an independent leader (if not an equal), and frankly he had a much bigger impact upon British History than virtually every other monarch or Roman emperor we’ve covered so far…

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