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The BackTracker History Show - The Backtracker EPISODE 18, 10th May 2021
Death of a King
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Death of a King

Bordering at its western boundary the Bristol Semi-Ring Road, the village forms a large eastern cluster of development on a raised area of land in the parish. Pucklechurch is celebrated in the pages of history for a large and handsome palace which once existed within its boundaries and was occupied by the Saxon King Edmund the First.

At the end of the Feast of St Augustine, when the king was due to make his speech, fate stepped in and dealt a heavy blow.

Here the little known story of a beloved king and his untimely death in this quiet part of England.


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Cheltenham Examiner - Wednesday 26 August 1863

"Edward and the Churches of Winchester and Wessex". Rumble, Alexander R. (2001).

"Kingship and Royal Property from Æthelwulf to Edward the Elder" By Patrick Wormald

Sound Effects by zapsplat.com

Intro music by The Model Folk