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Re: Aethelflaed is in the news
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 02:32:50 PM »
A much neglected figure.  She'd make a great subject for a biopic.  Marcus Aurelius type father, useless husband, scheming brother, lots of Vikings and a great female lead role for one of our leading actresses - how could it fail?
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Re: Aethelflaed is in the news
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 03:06:03 PM »
A much neglected figure.  She'd make a great subject for a biopic.  Marcus Aurelius type father, useless husband, scheming brother, lots of Vikings and a great female lead role for one of our leading actresses - how could it fail?
at least three of them if you did the full story  :D
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Re: Aethelflaed is in the news
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 05:20:09 PM »
Never heard of her.  Some obscure period of foreign history, where dogs and children bawl on rush strewn floors and the maidens are anything but.. :P

Not really a period that interests me much to be honest, but the outline does sound intriguing. I am pretty sure that in the hands of hollywood film-makers it would still have high explosive arrows, vikings with horned helmets and at least three subsidiary plots involving the supernatural.   
 
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Re: Aethelflaed is in the news
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 06:02:36 PM »
One tale told of Aethelflaed would make a good special effect.  At I think it was the Viking siege of Chester she had beehives dropped on the attackers.  Biological warfare.
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Re: Aethelflaed is in the news
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 09:01:08 AM »
A much neglected figure.  She'd make a great subject for a biopic.

Of course she's a significant character in Bernard Cornwell's Last Kingdom books - I don't know about the TV series, never got round to watching the second season.
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Re: Aethelflaed is in the news
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 11:50:25 AM »
never even watched the first one although the book series was good
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