317 – Æthelred: A Culture of Corruption

At 16 years old, King AEthelred was considered fully grown by Anglo Saxon standards. And as a bonus graduation present, the powerful Bishop AEthelwold of Winchester… who appears to have been the defacto head of state while AEthelred was a child… had died.

With his passing, the power of the old guard had been broken and AEthelred was free to rule as a King. The regency period of his reign was officially over.

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