352 – Chaos

It was November 11 of 1035 and King Cnut was dead. He was buried at Winchester Cathedral.

Cnut, and likely the Court, seemed to anticipate his death. Possibly because he had been ill for some time. But the ruling classes of Europe were still completely unprepared for the chaos that followed.

1 Comment

  1. I just finished a great book you would enjoy, The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England. It puts you right into the 14th century. The chapters on Medicine and Law are particularly fascinating and gruesome. The book covers everything from sanitation, habitation, power structure, travel, music, diet and romance. I got it on Amazon.
    Thank you for your dedication to your program. I stay awake a lot at night listening to it. Good podcast in a Plague! Stay well…. I wouldn’t recommend the 14th c remedies.
    Lucia Perry

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