A TALE OF KINGS
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Harold II Godwinson
II: A King's Funeral
III: Of Gallows and Gentle Swans
Interim: Ængland at Year's End, 1066
IV: Witenagemot (Coming Soon!)
GLOSSARY · GAZETTEER · INDEX OF CHARACTERS
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This was originally intended to be my “writer’s block AAR,” or in other words, a fun diversion from my original AAR, The Chronicles of the Golden Cross
, for whenever I had writer’s block (which is quite frequently). However, after some serious real life issues (including a major computer crash), Chronicles
had to be put on hiatus. As such, I will be focusing much more on writing Æthellan
, an alternate history of England about which I am equally passionate.
Æðellan is a variant of the root form of the Anglo-Saxon verb that means “to ennoble.”
In order to answer some questions, here is how it is pronounced:
Æ - "a" as in "hat"
ðe - "the" as in "the"
llan - "lawn"
Put together, it sounds something like "Aah-the-lawn."
“Two monks came to my deathbed and told me that because of the sins of its people, God had given England to evil spirits. I said to them, ‘Will God not have mercy?’ And they replied, ‘Not until a growing tree, cleft in two by a lightning storm, should come together of its own accord and grow green again. Then will there be pardon.’”
– King Edward the Confessor, A.D. 1065