Episode 46: Cynewulf and the Kindred Kings

In this episode, we look at the English terms associated with kings and nobility and explore the concept of Anglo-Saxon kingship. We also look at the poetry of the 9th century poet Cynewulf.  The link between kings and Cynewulf is a shared root word which gave us the modern word ‘kin.’  Lastly, we examine the initial phases of Viking raids in Francia and Britain.

Map Prepared by Louis Henwood (Click Map for Larger Image)

Map Prepared by Louis Henwood (Click Map for Larger Image)