The Real Middle Ages is a history podcast about the different historical characters and themes in the European Medieval period. Join me as I talk about kings, vikings, political regimes and the struggles of a foreign time.
Episode 23: Charles the Simple
In this episode we take a look at the king of the West Franks, Charles the Simple. Charles the Simple looking very regal. Charles the Simple presenting his daughter, Gisla, to Rollo.
Episode 22: Rollo Adrift
In this episode we continue to examine the life of Rollo as he travels across the north sea and finally reaches the shores of Normandy. An artistic interpretation of the 885 siege of Paris A map of Paris during the 9th century The Emperor Charles the Fat
Episode 21: The Unpredictable Rumblings of a Thunderclap
In this episode we take a look at Normandy before the arrival of the northmen and introduce some key figures of the Normans including Rollo. The 885 siege on Paris Haesting takes Luna A Statue of Rollo
Episode 20: A Norman Myth
In this episode we begin a new series call A Norman Foundation. In this episode we explore the Norman myth and the creator of the main text, Dudo of St Quentin.
Episode 19: Conclusion and Q&A
We finally conclude the Origins of the Rus series with a final episode that includes some final thoughts, a Q&A and a new tradition.
Episode 18: The Blood of a Saint
Vladimir returns to Kiev and converts the Rus to his new religion. Vladimir watches as the people of Kiev are baptized. Pechenegs raid Rus merchants. Rus Soldiers during the later 10th century. A map of the Kieven Rus territory. The solid red line was the borders of Vladimir's realm in 1015 when he died.