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