148 – The Fall of King AEthelbald

Alright, as you already know, King AEthelbald of Mercia had a bit of a rough start… what with being exiled and living in a swamp. But once he was able to take the throne, he hit the ground running and it wasn’t long before he was the supreme power in the South with even Bede writing of how he dominated the kingdoms south of the Humber.

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  1. The council at Cloveshow could be at the Wrekin. The Wrekin is a hill in Mercia that is a major land mark. It stands up from a flat plain and can be seen for miles. It has a cleft called “The Eye of the Needle”.

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