264 – The Lost Rebellion

In the year 909 we get an odd entry from the Chronicle. “This year St. Oswald’s body was removed from Bardney into Mercia.” It’s an weird entry that caps a very strange section of the Chronicle. In the seven year period from 902 to 909 we’ve got three blank years, two star gazing entries, one entry about Chester getting refurbished in 907 and then finally the discussion of what happened to the bones of Saint Oswald in 909. Even for the Chronicle, that’s pretty sparse.

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  1. According to the later books of The Last Kingdom series, young Aethelstan was sent to Mercia to keep him safe from Edward’s 2nd wife, who had plans for her own son. Speculation on Cornwell’s part of course. But a reasonable guess.

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