The Anglo-Saxon Podcast

Do the Anglo-Saxons still have relevance? Do they really matter? I’d like to posit that they do, and in this podcast, we'll be hearing directly from the Anglo-Saxons themselves in order to better understand who these people were and how they viewed the world around them. Join me, as we read from Bede's Ecclesiastical History, Alfred's Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Beowulf, and more.

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Episodes

Thursday Sep 17, 2020

In today's episode, find yourself transported to the hall of Heorot, as we read from J.R.R. Tolkien's translation of the most famous Anglo-Saxon work of literature.

Monday Aug 03, 2020

In today's episode, we're looking at Anglo-Saxon poetry, and, we'll head to the mead hall to hear 3 popular Anglo-Saxon literary works read aloud.

Friday Jul 10, 2020

Today we hear from Asser and the Chronicle on the life of King Alfred and all the stuff that made him "Great". Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday May 26, 2020

Today we talk about the Chronicle's first record of Vikings and Asser's Life of Alfred.

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Today we hear from Bede about the conversion of King Edwin of Northumbria. King Edwin was the son-in-law of King Ethelbert of Kent, and attributed with the conversion of Northumbria & East Anglia.

Friday May 08, 2020

Today we're talking about Augustine and the mission that saw the first conversion to Christianity among the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms!

Thursday Apr 30, 2020

In today's episode, we're reading from Bede's History as well as Alfred's Anglo-Saxon Chronicle to hear about how the Anglo-Saxons first came to live in Britain. Join us!

Friday Apr 24, 2020

In this episode, we read Bede's account of St. Alban, and talk about who Alban was, and why Bede included this tale in his History.

Friday Apr 24, 2020

Hello and welcome to The Anglo-Saxons: In Their Own Words. In today’s episode, we’re going to be starting at the very beginning, with Bede and his Historia.

Friday Apr 17, 2020

Hello and welcome to The Anglo-Saxons: In Their Own Words. In this podcast, we'll be learning about the Anglo-Saxons not from textbooks and academic articles, but from the Anglo-Saxons themselves.

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