The Scandinavian History Podcast
004 Kings of Dublin

004 Kings of Dublin

February 14, 2020

The Scandinavians who settled in Ireland became an integral part of the social and economic fabric of the island. For a few generations, the Viking Kings of Dublin were a major power not only in Irish politics, but also across the Irish Sea.

Even though they eventually lost their political and military power, the influence of the Scandinavians linger on the Emerald Isle. It can still be seen both in local place names as the Irish gene pool.

003 Go West

003 Go West

January 24, 2020

After the initial attack on Lindisfarne, the Vikings shifted their focus away from England--settling the islands off the coast of Scotland and raiding in Ireland. The Shetland and Orkney Islands, as well as the Hebrides and the Isle of Man, were soon dominated by Scandinavian settlers. In Ireland, they established colonies that remain important urban centers to this day.

002 Here Come the Vikings

002 Here Come the Vikings

January 17, 2020

Who were the Vikings, and why did they decide to start plundering and killing? Was it really because of something some random West-Saxon bailiff said? Or because the Northumbrians cut their hair in a way that upset God?

Find out in this episode, when we kick off the Viking Age with the infamous attack on the monastery at Lindisfarne. 

001 In the Beginning there Was Ice

001 In the Beginning there Was Ice

January 10, 2020

Welcome to the first episode of the Scandinavian History Podcast.

This first episode is dedicated to Scandinavia from the time the ice started to recede after the last Ice Age until the beginning of the Viking Age.

Music: The Vikings by Alexander Nakarada serpentsoundstudios.com promoted by free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 Int creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/