Tag Archive: Vikings

Killing the legend of buried Viking swords

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Swords found in early medieval graves don’t necessarily mark the final resting place of a warrior, new research suggests. The international research, combining literary and archaeological data, borrows from ancient texts to challenges the long-held notion that swords found in excavated ancient gravesites bear the mark of a warrior. Flinders University expert Dr Erin Sebo says…

Long-lost Dark Ages abbey may have been found in Scotland

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Excavations led by DigVentures have unearthed traces of a huge circular ditch at a site in Coldingham where the abbey, founded by Aebbe, an Anglo-Saxon princess born in 615AD who became a Christian convert, is believed to have stood. The ditch is believed likely to be the ‘vallum’, a boundary surrounding the abbess’ religious establishment….

Vikings return for Season 5

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Vikings returns tonight for Season 5! This season promises to be one of the best yet. Season 4 was filled with all kinds of surprises and twists. Now we’ll see how the Vikings respond to the massive changes that unfolded. Season 5 also introduces a new character, Bishop Heamund, played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers. He…

Solar eclipses and the middle ages

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Dr Anne Lawrence from the University of Reading’s Department of History examines what solar eclipses meant to our ancestors. Looking forward to the solar eclipse? I am and I suspect much of the UK is too. Scientists in particular are chomping at the bit to record this once in a generation event, especially here at…

Ireland: The Struggle for Power by Jeffrey James

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Ireland has a rich history and Jeffrey James explores over 600 years of Irish history in his new book Ireland The Struggle for Power. We caught up with Jeffrey for an interview about his writing life and his new book. Grab your copy of Ireland: The Struggle for Power from the Amberley Publishing website: https://www.amberley-books.com/ireland-the-struggle-for-power.html…

Second Viking Age ship burial found at archaeological site in N. Iceland

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Yesterday archeologists discovered a second boat burial at an archeological site at Dysnes ness in Eyjafjörður fjord in North Iceland. On Tuesday a burial site where a Viking age chief was buried in his boat, along with his sword and dog had been discovered. Two other graves dating to the Viking age have been found…

Vikings Season 4 Returns This Fall!

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Vikings Season 4 will return this fall and it looks to be an exciting conclusion! Stay tuned, The Vikings Podcast will return shortly!

Space Archeologists Find Evidence Of New Viking Site In North America

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Clues embedded into ancient Norse sagas have led a team of archeologists to discover a long-lost stone hearth in a remote peninsula in Newfoundland, Canada, which could have been used by Viking explorers who came to North America centuries ago. The scientists believe that if the site proves to be the work of Norse people…

VIKINGS Season 4 teaser

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Vikings doesn’t return until Spring 2016 but the HISTORY Channel has released a teaser trailer to peak your interest. Enjoy…

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…