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Members Only 67 – The Fury of the Northmen Part 11

Fury… it’s not just for Furiosa anymore. Thank you so much for supporting the podcast and being a part of this project! As you know, this show is entirely member supported and if it wasn’t for your support the main show wouldn’t be possible. I hope you enjoy this Member’s Only Episode, and if you have any trouble accessing it… Read more →

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184 – The Chaos of Bad Governance

When we left off last time we discussed the viking raids of Paris and Hamburg… though they were far more than the raids we’d seen in the last 40-50 years. Now we’re looking at fleets that number in the hundreds and we’re seeing the nobility on the continent, especially the Frankish nobility, hiring many of these men as mercenaries to… Read more →

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183 – Ragnar’s Siege of Paris

This is a big event for Medieval Western Europe, and it doesn’t come out of nowhere. The surge of Northmen, and in particular the Danish attacks against Frankia, had a starting point. This wasn’t a simple matter of pagans picking a random point on the map and charging… the Vikingrs may have been motivated largely by money, but the Danish… Read more →

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Members Only 66 – The Fury of the Northmen Part 10

The Fast and Furiously Northern. Thank you so much for supporting the podcast and being a part of this project! As you know, this show is entirely member supported and if it wasn’t for your support the main show wouldn’t be possible. I hope you enjoy this Member’s Only Episode, and if you have any trouble accessing it please don’t… Read more →

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181 – Vikingrs Gotta Viking

When we left off last week, the Vikingrs had established fortified bases in Ireland… Not only that, but after building the bases they decided to hang out there for the winter, choosing to stay in the relatively warmer climes of the British isles rather than return home to freeze in the long northern nights. http://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/episodes/181.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |… Read more →

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180 – The Cracks in the Shieldwall

It’s 838. Only two years earlier the West Saxons were defeated by a fleet of Vikingrs, and they responded to this loss the way you would expect them to… by completely ignoring the loss and, instead, focusing on dynastic politics and making endowments to the church at Canterbury. And now another fleet of Vikingrs was sailing south, towards their allies… Read more →