Episode 2: The Farmers, err the Vikings

In Episode 2, Harald deromanticizes the history of England.

Monty Python tells us about the battle between King Charles (‘5″6 at the start of his reign, 4’8″ at the end of it’) and Oliver Cromwell (‘Lord Protector of England’!). 

The Anne Elk theory.

Part of what made England so ‘special’ was the different tribes and peoples that occupied it, influencing culture and religion.

An artistic interpretation of the Massacres at Wexford and Drogheda

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Hanging with History: A Visual Guide to the Viking Raids

In Episode 6, Harald discussed the viking raids on Europe, specifically France and England.  Here are some maps to help visualise where these vikings went.

A map of Viking raids in France.
A map of viking raids in England.
A map of the Kingdom of Northumbria.
A map of the Kingdom of Mercia.
A map of places in England with Scandinavian names as a result of the Vikings.

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