Episode 6: The Sons of Ragnar in England

A map of viking raids in France.

The Viking siege of Paris

A table displaying the distribution of place names in England with personal and non-personal specifics (from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284228370_Anglo-Scandinavian_Code-Mixing_in_English_Place-Names)

A table displaying the distribution of Old Norse and Old English generics (from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284228370_Anglo-Scandinavian_Code-Mixing_in_English_Place-Names)

Not endorsing a particular view, but just to show it is out there….This Prezi looks at the idea that Middle English is a Norse language

The composition of modern English by language of origin.

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Harald also referenced this essay, Categories Were Made for Man : https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/11/21/the-categories-were-made-for-man-not-man-for-the-categories/

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Episode 4: Odin’s Eyes

Joseph of Arimathea.

Joseph of Arimathea is a story you actually already know, even if you don’t know you know it. This song, Jerusalem, is actually telling this story- just in a different context. You might also know the story from Monty Python and the Holy Grail!

The sacking of the Lindisfarne monasteries in 794.
The Norman conquest of England

 

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