In this video, I sit down with bestselling author Eric Schumacher to discuss the life and significance of the historical figure Olaf Trygvasson. How do we know about Olaf? Where does he fit in the larger context of the Viking Age? What was is impact and legacy? We discuss these questions and more.
In this video, I approach the topic of Women in the Viking in a very general discussion. I discuss some of the leading works on women of the Viking Age and broadly overview their approaches to the subject.
Viking Vlog 4: Who Were the Jomsvikings? In this episode, I give a 10,000-foot view of the Jomsvikings, a warrior society from the Viking Age who have captured the imaginations of many around the world. I discuss what we know about them and why, and some of the problems historians have in verifying whatContinue reading “Viking Vlog 4: Who Were the Jomsvikings?”
Viking Vlog 3: Dispelling 3 Myths About the Vikings While Working Our With a Viking Shield In this episode, I dispel 3 modern myths about the Vikings while getting in a much-needed shoulder workout with my Viking shield. As many of you are likely experiencing, Covid-19 has made managing my life a bit trickier, butContinue reading “Viking Vlog 3: Dispelling 3 Myths About the Vikings”
Viking Vlog 2: Finland in the Viking Age In this episode, I answer a question about the role of Finland in the Viking Age. In regards to the recommended reading from the video, here is a link to Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough’s book, Beyond the Northlands: https://amzn.to/2Us9He5 As discussed in the video, if you have burningContinue reading “Viking Vlog 2: Finland in the Viking Age”