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128 – Sutton Hoo: The Finding of Raedwald… and Rabbits

128 – Sutton Hoo: The Finding of Raedwald… and Rabbits

Raedwald… King of East Anglia… Bretwalda. When he is mentioned, if you had heard that name before this show, chances are you heard it in connection with Sutton Hoo, which is possibly his burial site. And Sutton Hoo is one of the most famous archaeological digs in Britain. Just the name conjures images of the great Anglo Saxon helmet, with its impressive faceplate and ornate decorations in bronze, iron and tin. But there’s much more to it...

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127 – Edwin the Conqueror

127 – Edwin the Conqueror

Alright, last week we finally saw the fall of AEthelfrith and the rise of Edwin of Deira and King Raedwald of East Anglia… Bretwalda! As you probably gathered, that was not the last would will hear of Edwin. In fact, right when we left off, there was a bit of a cliff hanger. Sure, the battle had just concluded and AEthelfrith was bleeding out on the banks of the River Idle. But what now? Nearly every time we talk about the North what do we...

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126 – Have Exile, Will Travel

126 – Have Exile, Will Travel

Ok, when we left off, Edwin… the exile from Deira, had been on the run for quite some time. The King of Bernicia, AEthelfrith, now occupied the throne held by his father, and his father’s father, and so on and so forth. His sister, Acha, had given birth to a child with the man who was hunting him (and we aren’t sure what the circumstances to that were). His nephew, Hereric, had been poisoned at the court of Ceretic of the...

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125 – I Ran (So Far Away): The Life and Times of Edwin of Deira

125 – I Ran (So Far Away): The Life and Times of Edwin of Deira

LISTENERS! Here is a link to the Family Tree I mentioned in this episode! Today we’re going to talk quite a bit about Northumbria. And actually, Northumbria is going to start to get really important in our story going forward. Now much of what we know of Northumbria during this period is due to the efforts of Bede, and other Northumbrians who maintained his tradition of keeping annals. And actually, it’s been argued that even the term...

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124 – There’s a New Barber In Town

124 – There’s a New Barber In Town

So to start with… what is with hair? Why is it so symbolic? Well, it’s easily changeable. It can be cut, styled, dyed, bleached… bleached then dyed… it can be bleached, dyed, and then drenched in elmer’s glue so it would stand up in liberty spikes… just saying. There’s all kinds of stuff you can do with hair. But it also is part of the body. It’s not clothing, which is external, but rather it’s part of you. It’s something you’ve grown....

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Bonus Episode – The History Channel’s Vikings

Bonus Episode – The History Channel’s Vikings

Much thanks to Jim Cartwright who joined me on this episode… and thanks to everyone who has joined the Facebook community! Podcast: Play in new window | Download Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditEmailLike this:Like...

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123 – False Starts

123 – False Starts

Ok, so to bring you back up to speed, Augustine was now the Archbishop of England, he had orders to expand into York and London (despite their current pagan leadership), he had King AEthelberht of Kent on his side, but other than that he was sort of on his own on the island… partially because he failed to make friends with the Christians in the Celtic west. Here’s a tip, when trying to make friends… don’t threaten to have them killed if...

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