Five tales to take you from the misty years following the collapse of Roman rule in England, a time when it is hard to distinguish between history, myth and legend, through until the arrival of the Normans when, after over 600 years of almost constant chaos, some semblance of stability returned to English life.
Set in the Dark Ages, a period of history when life for people at all levels of society was nasty, brutish, and short, these are tales of people – saints and sinners – whose lives wouldn’t be out of place today in reality TV shows. As for the incidents they are involved in… well truth really is stranger than fiction, even fiction as engrossing as the recent Game of Thrones and Vikings series.
So climb on board as we set off to explore five of the more weird, obscure and WTF corners of English history. These are tales of murder, mayhem, treason, torture, incest and adultery in which we’ll encounter nine saints, eight English kings who met gruesome, bloody premature deaths, five scheming English queens who put the 'sex' into Wessex, and the mother of all wicked stepmothers.
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