340 – A Bit of a Cnut

When we left off, Cnut had managed to get Eadric to go on the record calling for the execution of the English claimants to the throne… and then Cnut rejected the suggestion, and instead outlawed Eadwig, and exiled the sons of Edmund to Sweden.

What the public likely didn’t know was the fact that Cnut had quietly hired an assassin to finish the job with Eadwig, and he had given orders to King Olaf of Sweden to execute Edmund’s sons, once they reached his shores.

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