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The Doom of Aethelweard Part One

There lies in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle a most piteous tale of the fall of Aethelweard, a Theign of once high regard. Only one copy of this most miserable tale remains, which has led many scholars to dismiss it out of hand as both "spurious drivel" and, "the worst prose in all the kingdoms".  One even went so far as to say, "Not even the venerable Bede himself would have allowed such blatant fabrication to grace the pages of his Historia."
Yet, thanks in no small part to Messrs Craig Cartmell and Charles Murton of The Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare, the Doom of Aethelweard is finally able to be bought out of obscurity and into the light of day. For centuries this tale had languished between the ten stanza epic song, "Bede's on the Mead" and a true dirge named "The Bard Played Believe It If You Like."  It is now preserved in a form accessible to the masses, freed from the interminable drivel of unnecessarily clumpy rules and endle…

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