282 – How To Win Friends and Influence Jorvik

AEthelstan had completed his annexation of Jorvik, and in doing so he had outperformed every last one of his predecessors, including his grandfather, Alfred the Great. But there were a few loose ends that he still needed to knot up. And as he watched the defenses of Jorvik burn and dolled out Jorvik’s wealth to his loyal men - two of those loose ends, namely his former rivals Guthfrith and Turfrid, slunk away with little more than their lives.

They had managed to escape the stronghold and elude capture. But this wasn’t exactly the plan for people who had sought to establish their rule over the entire North.

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  8 Replies to “282 – How To Win Friends and Influence Jorvik”

  1. Adrian Ratnapala
    June 20, 2018 at 4:06 am

    Hi,

    Sorry to nitpick but “Saxonland” sounds like a weird way to translate “Saxonia”. Something like “Saxony” is more likely.

    The modern German Bundesland of Sachsen is now called “Saxony” in English and “Saxonia” in Latin (see https://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxonia). Indeed Germans talking English sometimes wrongly call it “Saxionia”.

    Sadly, they never seem to render “Deutschland” as “Germania”.

    • June 20, 2018 at 6:49 am

      That’s how the scholars who did the Latin translation converted it, so it would be a bit cheeky if I changed their translation.

      • Adrian Ratnapala
        June 21, 2018 at 5:07 am

        Well, given that the Latin for England is “Anglia”, I suppose that makes sense.

        But “Saxonland” still sounds weird. Though not as weird as “Engliey”.

  2. Daniel Sale
    June 27, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    I’ve finally caught up in the main show! Just want to say thanks for making this amazing podcast Jamie, I’m looking forward to all the future episodes!

  3. Ben Bilgri
    July 3, 2018 at 8:45 am

    The Churchill story is the best argument I’ve heard yet for you continuing this thing into World War II and beyond. You should think about that when we get there in 2055.

  4. Megan Lopez
    July 9, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    I wanted to clarify what you said about Bamburgh being named after Bebba. In the limited reading I’ve done, it sounded like Bebba had been identified as a wife of Aethelfrith. Do you have other sources that list her as a wife of Ida instead?

    • July 10, 2018 at 7:35 am

      Argh? Did I say that? Shit. I’ll edit the episode to fix it. Sorry about that. Don’t know where my mind was on that one.

      • Megan Lopez
        July 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm

        No worries. My imagination just started running wild with the possibilities when I heard that. Thanks for checking.

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