It’s mid April of 871. For four long months, the House of Wessex has been battling against an invasion army of Danes who are holding the Royal Tun of Reading. Battle after battle had resulted in bruising defeats at the hands of these pagans. They had won against the Danes in Ashdown, true, but what had they really accomplished? They killed some Danish nobles, and pushed the army back to Reading. But the danes were still in Reading. The problem wasn’t going away.
The AEthelflaed theme was Raise Hell by Dorothy (who is amazing, you should totally listen to her stuff).