Tag Archives: Ethelflead in Fiction

The Last Kingdom Annotated- Final Two Episodes

Yes, yes I know. Late again. Things tend to build up, but here it is at last the (possibly) long-awaited conclusion to my series. So without further ado. Episode 7 & 8 The final episodes had to be for me, the most frustrating of all. The attempt at a corny love story, Aethelflead becoming a […]

The Last Kingdom Annotated: Episode 1-3

I’ve decided to write a very brief commentary on Series Two of The Last Kingdom series, with a focus on those aspects which relate to King Alfred the Great and his family, who are of course the subjects of my book. As the question ‘Is it accurate?’ often comes up in relation to historical Fiction […]

Some Great Resources

Great Resources Alfred the Great: Asser’s Life of King Alfred and Other Contemporary Sources by Asser Aethelstan: The First King of England by Sarah Foot Why is it that us Brits remember our defeat at the hands of the Normans, but seem to have largely forgotten the West Saxon ruling dynasty who effectively made England? […]