“Alas poor Jorvik, I knew him well!”: The Viking Inspiration Behind Hamlet

We know you’ve missed the Vikings, and so have we! So we’re dipping our toes back in the Viking waters this week! Join Miranda and Lucas as they tell the story of Amleth, inspiration for the Northman and Shakespeare’s Hamlet! You might think you know the story of Amleth thanks to Shakespeare, Robert Eggers, or Disney, think again! Prepare for action, drama, murder, and love! 

Amleth – Philip Roebuck
Feng – James Tyler
King of Britain – John Goldring
Hermutrude – Fiona Hyde
Servent – Tom Turton

To hear the story of Ragnar Lothbrok check out episodes 31 The Legend of Ragnar Lothbrok and 32 The Truth of Ragnar Lothbrok . To hear more spooky Draugr stories (like in the Northman) check out episode 22.

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