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.
Why Has The Ended?!?!
It has permanently ended. This has to change! We were promised many different subjects be covered, several time as patrons. The guy gets a job he prefers and abandons us? This must change! Bring back this pod immediately!
A Sure Favorite!
Just discovered Viking Age Podcast a couple of weeks ago. Lee does a great job presenting the history in a clear and understandable format. The immense amount of detail and contributory side information make this podcast enjoyable and keeping you coming back!!
Love the podcasts brother. Ive learned alot from you and constantly listen and take in as much knowledge as possible. Im still trying to figure out who i am and i would love to become a part of this heritage and lifestyle. I can feel something changing inside me from the few months ive learned about vikings and norse mythology i would like to learn alot more about runes and norse pagan ways im in love and drawn to it for some reason