197 – The Sons of Ragnar Lodbrok (versus Battle-Cattle)

We’re at a massive turning point for Britain. The Great Heathen Army is arriving on the Northern shores. I have been racking my brain for weeks trying to figure out how best to tell you this story deal with the Great Heathen Army, because it has all the elements that make a story nearly impossible to tell. On the one hand what remains to us of the Great Heathen Army has aspects that are almost certainly pure legend, along the lines of the story of King Arthur. It’s very tempting to just tell this story as a legend and discuss the legendary aspects in a direct way.

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  6 Replies to “197 – The Sons of Ragnar Lodbrok (versus Battle-Cattle)”

  1. Recep
    March 26, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I’m a rookie to try learning English lately. I know this website doesn’t aim to teach English. Although I don’t understand what you say usually. I will be a member in this website and I will try to speak like you with transcript. Also I’m wondering your accent that is British or American accent?

    • March 26, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      I have an american accent. :)

      • Ian MacKinnon
        April 10, 2016 at 3:03 pm

        you have a portland accent. I live near Boston and New York, your’s is closer to English than either of those.

  2. ssfsx17
    March 27, 2016 at 10:55 am

    In all fairness to the Dread Cow – a big bull charging around and goring people would be pretty darned scary to people who lack bullfighting expertise.

  3. Steve
    March 29, 2016 at 9:46 am

    All hail the dread Cow God! Woe to those foolish enough to challenge the battle cattle!!! (Unless you happen to be boneless; then it might work out okay).

  4. Ben
    April 5, 2016 at 11:39 am

    “Remember: BEWARE the battle cattle, but don’t FEAR the battle cattle. More after this”

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