Thursday, 9 February 2017

'Donaeld The Unready'



The Twitter account 'Donaeld The Unready' (@donaeldunready) already has 86700 observers out there and it began just four days ago. The author describes himself as based in Lichfield and
The best medieval King out there. I'm the bretwalda. The bestwalda. I've got great swords, everyone says so. Make Mercia Great Again. Great thoughts, all my own
The author is unknown, but would seem to be very well up in Early Medieval British history. Really quite clever, Unræd here will have the sense 'poor counsel'.

The idea might have been suggested by this New York Times article by  Paul Krugman (Jan 20th 2017)

[See also:  Lee Moran, 'Trump Parody Account Tweets Like A Power-Crazed Medieval King', The Huffington Post 7th Feb 2017].

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