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The tale of a Saxon teen, used as a pawn in the post-1066 power vacuum – England’s treacherous game of thrones

England was in disarray after the dramatic Battle of Hastings. The Norman invaders, led by William the Conqueror, were ploughing their way through the country, using brute force to establish their power. The Anglo-Saxon King, Harold Godwinson, had been slain on the battlefield. In a last-ditch attempt to maintain English power, a teenager named Edgar Ætheling was elected as king.

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