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 in Cornwall.

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  6 Replies to “180 – The Cracks in the Shieldwall”

  1. November 3, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    So, why do you call them Vikingers instead of Vikings?

    • November 3, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Because Vikingr was the correct term for it. It’s the same reason why I use Werod when talking about the old Anglo Saxon warbands.

  2. November 6, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Why is the BHP banned in China? Also, I love that I am now a member of a banned podcast!

    • November 9, 2015 at 7:02 am

      Thank you so much for supporting the show. And as for the banning, I’m not sure, but our podcast feed is locked down by the great firewall (though not our main page) so maybe they aren’t fans of podcast feeds or history podcast feeds? It’s unclear.

  3. Ron Thompson
    November 6, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Do you have any t-shirts that have the BHP Logo on them?

    • November 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

      Not yet, but that might not be a bad idea. I’ll look into it.

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