Tag Archive: Mercia

Remains of Viking camp unearthed by Bristol archaeologists to feature in BBC Four series

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Workshops from a Viking camp dating to the winter of 873-4, have been unearthed by a team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol. The campsite, located in the small Derbyshire village of Repton, has been known since the 1970s, but these new discoveries have found evidence over a much larger area, for workshops and…

Coins discovery ‘will re-write’ Anglo-Saxon history

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The Anglo-Saxon coins are said to point to some sort of an alliance in the 870s between Alfred the Great and a rival. Historians say an entire chapter of the Anglo-Saxon period will have to be re-written after a metal detectorist found a huge hoard of coins in a field. James Mather made the discovery…

Carbon dating reveals ‘fantastic Saxon find’ at Stafford rail development

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Archaeologists have discovered that a wooden butter churn lid unearthed at a major rail development near Stafford is from the Saxon period following scientific tests. Evidence of prehistoric activity had already been uncovered in the same area of the site near Norton Bridge and archaeologists believed the butter churn could be from the same period….

The Vikings Podcast #310: The Dead

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Well it’s here the season finale! Will Ragnar live to fight another season? Will the Vikings conquer Paris or take their payment and head home? Will Gisla marry Odo? And what is the fate of Rollo? Find out on another great episode of Vikings! On this episode of The Vikings Podcast we’ll review and recap…

The Vikings Podcast #308: To The Gates!

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Let the siege begin! Ragnar and his army of Vikings assault Paris on two fronts. Will splitting the his army prove effective? Will Floki’s towers help them win the day? Princess Gisla finds divine inspiration with the banner of Saint Denis. Will Denis protect Paris and keep the pagans out? Will the Vikings conquer the…

The Vikings Podcast #307: Paris

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The Vikings have arrived at Paris and Emperor Charles is nervous. Will he flee the city or listen to his daughter and stay? Count Odo is ready to defend Paris and win the hand of Princess Gisla. Ragnar is dealing with the death of Athelstan and puts Floki in charge of the raid on Paris….

The Vikings Podcast #306: Born Again

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In Wessex, Judith gives birth to a boy but pays for her sins! In Kattegat, Bjorn is the father to a new little girl and Porunn wants him to find happiness with another woman. Floki is in a dark place and ready to rid the vikings of the Christain God and Athelstan finds a renewed…

The Vikings Podcast #305: The Usurper

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Ragnar and his vikings return to kattegat to find that life has changed. Rollo is distraught over the death of Siggy, Bjorn and Porunn are growing apart, Ragnar and Aslaug are having trouble and Lagertha finds out about Calf, The Usurper! Floki knows all about The Wanderer and his true identity, but will he tell…

The Vikings Podcast #304: Scarred

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WOW! The Wanderer has changed Kattegat and its citizens forever! Ragnar and the Vikings have won Mercia, Ecbert begs Lagertha and Athelstan to stay in Wessex, Calf recruits Ragnar’s old enemies and The Wanderer takes Ivar’s pain away, but at what cost? Find out on another great episode of Vikings! On this episode of The…

The Vikings Podcast #303: Warrior’s Fate

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What an episode! The wanderer, Harbard settles in Kattegat and Siggy is suspicious of his intent. Conflict arises in Wessex and not just on the battlefield! Bjorn, Ragnar, Floki, Judith, and Athelstan all deal with conflicting emotions and priorities. Will the Vikings warriors survive their trip to Mercia? Will the Wessex nobles convince King Ecbert…

The Vikings Podcast #302: The Wanderer

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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…

The Vikings Podcast #301: Mercenary

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Season 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 Vikings Podcast #211: VIKINGS updates and Sven Forkbeard

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It’s been a long summer without Vikings to keep us company. But I think we all made it through. One piece of good news is Vikings Season 2 is out on DVD on 07 October! You can pre-order it on Amazon for $28. Get your copy now! On this episode of The Vikings Podcast we’ll…

£78,000 For Anglo Saxon Coin, Could it Solve an Anglo-Saxon Murder?

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A rare silver coin has sold for £78,000 at auction, and experts claim its discovery could provide a clue to the gruesome murder of an Anglo-Saxon king 1,200 years ago. The coin was struck in the reign of East Anglian ruler Aethelbert II and describes him as king – the only time this title has…

The Vikings Podcast #210: The Lord’s Prayer

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The season finale is here, pitting King Horic against Earl Ragnar. Will Floki betray his old friend? Will Ragnar embrace Christianity? Who will win the final battle for Kattegat? Find out those answers and more on another great episode of Vikings. On this episode of The Vikings Podcast we’ll review and recap episode 10, The…