196 – Vikings and Mercs and Franks. Oh My!

When we left off last week we spoke about King AEthelberht’s ascension to the throne of Wessex in 860 and how, despite the insistence of the Chroniclers that his rule was marked by peace and tranquility, on that same year we had records of a Viking raid that struck the heart of the Kingdom of Wessex, Winchester…

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  2 comments for “196 – Vikings and Mercs and Franks. Oh My!

  1. Mark
    April 13, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Love the ‘doff of the cap’ reference in the title to the Mike Duncan ‘History of Rome’ episode that covers the similar folly of the Romans (if indeed it does reference that, or perhaps something else that I missed, as is always a possibility with such things).

    Keep up the great work as ever Jamie!

    • April 13, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      Actually, it was a reference to the Wizard of Oz. I didn’t know that Duncan did something similar. ;)

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