Pepy I & Weni the Elder (Part I)
After Teti’s assassination(?), Pepy I finds it difficult to assert his authority. He must battle a usurper, Userkare and a conspiracy against his life. Court proceedings are taken, involving even a royal wife.
Egyptian kings, it seems, are no longer inviolable. There is blood in the water, and some groups are sharpening their knives.
Pepy I (Source: TourEgypt.net)
Naguib Kanawati, Conspiracies in the Egyptian Palace, 2011.
William Kelly Simpson (editor), The Literature of Ancient Egypt, 2003.