Sharing the History of The Viking Age, one podcast at a time.
We are covering the History of Scandinavia during the Viking Age. We're exploring Raiding, Trading and Settlement of Scandinavians abroad as well as the culture and society of the Norse homelands.
Join us to learn more than you ever thought you wanted to know about the people, for better or worse, history knows as the Vikings.
I Honor with Words of Truth that Lady
In this episode we conclude the Mother of Kings series by exploring several stories of royal mothers in Old Norse literature. We then bring things to close, tracing Gunnhild's fall from power and her mysterious fate.
Mother of Kings Supplement - Maiden Kings
In this supplemental episode, we explore a complex and fascinating set of characters found in several Sagas - the Maiden Kings.
Mother of Kings VI - The Mother of Kings
In this episode, we follow Gunnhild konungamóðir as her sons ascend to the Norwegian throne and she finally acquires her famous title. We will then examine the significant authority which Gunnhild enjoyed at this time, as well as how Icelandic authors chose to depict her use of power.
Mother of Kings V - I Lay This Curse on You
In this episode, we return to the life and legend of Gunnhild konungamóðir, exploring her time in exile in Denmark and her son's eventual return to power in Norway. We then turn our attention to the broader topic of women, power and magic in the Sagas.
Mother of Kings IV - A Woman of Great Dignity
In this episode, we continue to discuss the life and legend of Gunnhild konungamóðir, tracing her path from Norway to Northern England and finally Denmark as her status was rapidly transformed from Royal to Refugee and back again.
Mother of Kings III - Cold are the Counsels of Women
In this episode, we continue our exploration Gunnhild konungamóðir's life and legend, discussing the power of her words and the speech of powerful women throughout Old Norse Literature.
Fantastic, Detailed, and very, very Norse
“Kids, don’t make the same mistakes I did. Become an experimental archeologist.”
A wry sense of humour combined with a sharp mind and a strong desire to know these people’s of the past.
You can’t “geek out on Stone Age agriculture” anywhere else!
Well put together podcast, deserving of much more notice.
Just started listening to this podcast after I finished watching Vikings the TV show. Very informative and lots of interesting facts. Love it.
Viking Age Podcast
Well organized. Great listen! Love being informed & ‘geeking out on history’ :-)