087: Analysis of a Harrying

Fortune's Wheel: A Podcast History of the Late Middle Ages

22-12-2022 • 54 mins

I won’t pretend that I even came close to a definitive answer to my lingering questions regarding William’s actions in the North during the winter of 1069 - 1070, but these are my thoughts and how I tried to work some of it all out, trying to come to terms with how such a thing could have happened in the first place. I hope I did the general discourse on the subject at least a little justice, however, admittedly, this is hardly a conclusion on the matter. Maybe one day we’ll have a better understanding how such atrocities can happen to our fellow humans. Until then, I suppose just lingering questions…

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