70 episodes

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.

Viking Age Podcast Lee Accomando

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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.

    MOKVII - I Honor with Words of Truth that Lady

    MOKVII - 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. 

    • 58 min
    Mother of Kings Supplement - Maiden Kings

    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.

    • 46 min
    Mother of Kings VI - The Mother of 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.

    • 55 min
    Mother of Kings V - I Lay This Curse on You

    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.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Mother of Kings IV - A Woman of Great Dignity

    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Mother of Kings III - Cold are the Counsels of Women

    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.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

SarahT78 ,

An interesting listen

I have enjoyed the first 20 or so episodes so far and look forward to learning a lot more in the rest of the episodes.
Good historical detail and sources, and it gives you a real feel for the period.

PsychoStudent ,

Vikings

Simply amazing

Supreme Imperator ,

Annoying and too granular

Sorry Lee, but I find you very annoying to listen to. You elongate your words A LOT, buying time to think of the next words in your sentence. It became unbearable to listen to any more of your podcasts. Also, the first few I listened to were just sooo granular, that very little subject matter of interest was discussed. You go in to way too much detail about things that MOST people really aren’t interested in learning about. The History of Vikings podcast hosted by Noah ticks many more of the boxes I’m looking for when listening to a podcast and would recommend that highly to anyone interested in the Vikings.

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