THE WIDSITH PROJECT
The story of Eormanric and his ill-fated queen, Swanhild, occupies the center of the poem, "Widsith."
King Offa was a loutish boy, thought to be simple-minded, but he proved himself when his father's kingdom was threatened.
Beowulf tells the story himself, about the doomed marriage of Hrothgar's daughter Freawine and Prince Ingeld of the Heathobards.
The tragedy of Finn, Hnaef and Hildeburh is told in Beowulf and the heroism of Hnaef's men in another text. It has all of the ingredients of a Northern masterpiece.
A woman trapped between a husband and father who would kill each other for eternity.
Excellent tales that are referred to in passing in "Widsith," including Sceaf and Theodric of Bern.