Alfred the Great was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred is noted for his defence of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of southern England against the Vikings, becoming the only English king to be accorded the epithet “the Great”. Alfred was the first King of the West Saxons to style himself “King of the Anglo-Saxons”.
Anglo Saxon: Housecarl In the early-11th century, following his conquest of the English kingdom in 1016, King Cnut appears to have introduced a new form of ‘professional’ warrior closely tied to the royal house. The housecarls (huscarle) were the elite forces close to the king and royal family, ready to fight and die for them.
The Daneaxe was one of the most feared viking weapons! With an average shaft length of 5 feet, and an lightweight razorsharp blade, you could hack your opponents into pieces, without them getting even close to you! The most notorious historic story is the one, where a single berserker killed about 500 Anglo-Saxons at the battle of Stamford Bridge, in 1066!
What is 'Wyrd?' Wyrd is the most fundamental concept of all things magick and also the most difficult to describe. The Anglo-Saxon concept of 'Wyrd,' the equivalent of a fate or destiny which can be spiritually influenced.