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Æthelred and Cnut: The Decline of the English Monarchy

John Blair

in The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780192854032
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191776571 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/actrade/9780192854032.003.0006

Series: Very Short Introductions

Æthelred and Cnut: The Decline of the English Monarchy

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The following two reigns after Eadgar would show that there were many limitations to West Saxon kingship of England. Edward ‘the Martyr’ lasted just a short while before being replaced after his murder by his brother, Æthelred ‘the Unready’. ‘Æthelred the Cnut: The Decline of the English Monarchy’ shows how the monarchy struggled to deal with the new Viking raiders of the end of the tenth century. If it hadn't been for the strength of the Viking invaders, the English state might have been able to hold things together.

Keywords: Cnut; East Anglia; Edward; England; monarchy; Richard I; William I

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) ; European History

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