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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  2 comments for “179 – The Battle of Carrum

  1. Jim Haug
    October 21, 2015 at 9:18 pm

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

    • October 22, 2015 at 6:22 am

      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. :)

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