230 – Guthrum Gets a Bath

For Alfred, everything had changed at Chippenham. It was at Chippenham where he had lost his crown and his kingdom… it’s also possible that he was the victim of a coup, considering how Guthrum’s conquest had gone virtually unchallenged. Chippenham was a place of great shame for the House of Wessex. That is, until now. Now Chippenham was the site… Read more →

228 – Alfred and Odda: The Audacity of Nope

In spite of everything standing against them, Alfred and AEthelnoth are bringing the war directly to Guthrum on a daily basis. We know this thanks to Asser and the Chronicle, but both sources neglect to tell us exactly HOW the rebel army was bringing the war to Guthrum. The one time I want more information on historic military tactics, and… Read more →

Members Only 80 – Easter Eggs and Errors in The Last Kingdom: Episode 2

Zee and I discuss BBC’s amazing show, The Last Kingdom. Find The Last Kingdom at… BBC America. BBC Two. Amazon. And wherever else you access streaming downloadable content. Thank you so much for supporting the podcast and being a part of this project! As you know, this show is entirely member supported and if it wasn’t for your support the… Read more →

224 – Season Six: Wessex

For generations, the Anglo Saxon dominance in eastern Britain has gone largely unchallenged. In the face of this, the warlike vagabonds that first came to these lands had been transformed into gentry. Power had calcified into the hands of a few, war had become a ritualized way for dynasties to settle arguments over wealth, and Kingdoms grew complacent. And into… Read more →

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