Aethelwold is a major character in the CBS television series Alfred the Great. He is depicted suffering what appears to be a traumatic injury that removes his right eye. But did Aethelwold lose an eye in true life?

Historical Context

Aethelwold the Unready (c. 870–922) was the son of Aethelred I, and later became King of the Anglo-Saxons. He lived in a turbulent time in England, as Viking warriors broug

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