979 England Ethelwulf, Thane of Arne, witnesses the murder of King Edward at Corfe & flees into hiding. He forms an outlaw band (including his cousins, Edwine & Morkere) while his mother raises money for his escape from England . Ethelwulf is denounced as the King’s murderer & hunted by the real killers (led by Haakon Skaathi) acting for Queen Elfrida. The regime tightens its grip as the outlaws battle vs. tragedy to escape the net.With extensive factual End-NotesPart 1 of a nine part series set in the 10th century Viking world. Here the background is an organised kingdom but a coup allows Law and Religion to be twisted by those in power.