ÆLLA AND THE DESCENDANTS OF IVAR: POLITICS AND LEGEND IN THE VIKING AGE*

@article{McGuigan2015LLAAT,
  title={{\aE}LLA AND THE DESCENDANTS OF IVAR: POLITICS AND LEGEND IN THE VIKING AGE*},
  author={N. McGuigan},
  journal={Northern History},
  year={2015},
  volume={52},
  pages={20 - 34}
}
  • N. McGuigan
  • Published 2015
  • History
  • Northern History
  • IN MARCH 867 the Northumbrian king AElla died at York during a battle against the Scandinavian ‘Great Army’.1 Two years later, further south, the same force dealt a similar end to the ruler of East Anglia.2 King Edmund subsequently became the object of significant religious devotion. His death produced one of the most important roya l martyr cults of medieval Europe, giving rise to an eponymous city and territorial honour as well as the dedicated shrine at their centre. The new cult had… CONTINUE READING
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