Episode 19: The Beloved of Re, Pepy

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…