179 – The Battle of Carrum

When we left off last week, 35 ships launched from Denmark and set their course for England. As we have been learning, the Anglo Saxon kingdoms were now seriously in danger of Vikingr attacks for the first time, having lost the protection of the Frankish coast guard. Not only that, but over the last approximately 40 years, the Vikingrs and the kingdoms that supported them had been growing quite wealthy and powerful from plundering their neighbors and absolutely hammering Scotland and Ireland.

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  1. Just out of curiosity, why are you using the Old Norse term ‘víkingr’ instead of the modern form ‘viking’?

    1. For the same reason I use werod rather than warband. They’re words they would have used, and by using them in the show, it teaches the audience what these words meant. :)

  2. I’m a recent member playing catch-up. When the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes came on the scene, I was thinking “those Anglo-Saxon dogs.” Now I’m thinking “those Viking dogs.” I wonder what I’ll be thinking when the Normans show up.

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