The Vikings Podcast #302: The Wanderer

Lagertha_The_Wanderer_vikings_Web Episode 2 picks up right where the last one ended. Lagertha has established a new farming settlement and Ragnar and his Vikings are attacking Mercia. Strange dreams haunt the Ladys of Kattegat as a mysterious Wanderer enters the village. Will the Saxons oppose the Viking Farmers? Will Ragnar defeat the Mercians? Will Calf rule Hedeby as Earl? Find out on another great episode of Vikings!

On this episode of The Vikings Podcast we’ll review and recap episode 2, The Wanderer. Then we’ll look at the history presented in the show and see how it compares to actual history.

The Wanderer

Lagertha and Athelstan help to establish the Viking settlement in Wessex. Harbard, a mysterious wanderer, arrives in Kattegat, realizing the forewarned dreams of Aslaug, Siggy and Helga.


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In this episode’s history lesson we discuss:

  • Amputation in the Middle Ages
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MAP#61: David Monteith Dean of Leicester Cathedral and King Richard III

Dean David MonteithThree years ago archaeologists began a dig to discover the lost remains of King Richard III. Unbelievably they found his remains the very first day! It took over a week of careful excavation to uncover and exhume his bones. The bones were sent to the University of Leicester for analysis. After months of testing and DNA analysis the University confirmed on 04 February 2013 that the remains found in the Leicester car park were indeed Richard III.

The discovery brought up another battle…where to bury, or re-bury the King. Leicester was the obvious choice, but some wanted him buried in Westminster Abbey next to other Kings and others wanted him taken to York for burial. In the end, and after a long court battle, a judge decided Leicester was the final resting place.

This March, King Richard III will be officially re-interred in the Leicester Cathedral. Joining us on the podcast today is the Very Revd David Monteith, the Dean of Leicester Cathedral. He talks about the history of the cathedral and the upcoming re-interment of King Richard III.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The History of Leicester Cathedral
  • King Richard III Re-interment
  • Dean David’s role as head of the Leicester Cathedral
  • And more…


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The Vikings Podcast #301: Mercenary

Vikings_LongshipSeason 3 Premiere! What’s in store for Ragnar and company this year? A trip to Wessex, raids, glory? All that and more! Find out on another great episode of Vikings.

On this episode of The Vikings Podcast we’ll review and recap the Season 3 premiere episode, Mercenary. Then we’ll look at the history presented in the show and see how it compares to actual history.

Mercenary

Ragnar and Lagertha’s fleets depart Kattegat once more for Wessex but this time they bring settlers. King Ecbert hosts the Vikings and proposes a deal. Despite the misgivings of some of the other leaders, Ragnar leads his forces into battle once more, but this time as allies of Wessex.


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In this episode’s history lesson we discuss:

  • King Brightwulf
  • Burgred
  • And much more!
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