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In 1014 Britain was being ravaged by Viking invaders, and King Ethelred had fled to France, leaving the throne empty.

That was the year that Archbishop Wulfstan, a prominent government member, maade a speech lamenting the state of the land. But what did an Anglo-Saxon speech sound like? What did it look like?

Listen to Wulfstan's speech, take a closer look at the manuscript, and learn how to read a few words of Anglo-Saxon.

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