Behold the scribings of King Donæld the Unready, the Greatest Bretwalda Mercia ever saw. The Bestwalda.
Hear ye of his many kingly exploits and brave pronouncements of divers matters:
on his use of St. Elmo’s fire against Ivarr the Boneless in Cumbraland and the reaction of the Viking Rus, on efforts to fulfill his promise to build a shieldwall to protect our fair kingdom, on the fate of Ealdormann Bannon and those villainous fake chroniclers…
And hwæt! a serf dares speak in the presence of the king?!
All as illuminated by Wulfgar the Bard.
Some previous historical context. With apologies to, like, everyone who ever studied the Anglo-Saxon language
To be fair, going out in a blaze of glory (literally) is the most dignified way to go. Before she leaves us forever, let’s take a look back at some of Cassini’s greatest hits:
Saturn and its large son (read: moon), Titan. (August 29th, 2012)
Saturn and five of its moons. (September 12, 2011)
Spinning vortex on Saturn’s north pole, AKA “The Rose.” (April 29, 2013)