Episode 42: Beowulf and Other Viking Ancestors

The Viking-era states of Denmark, Sweden and Norway emerged from several North Germanic tribes in Scandinavia.  These tribes also included the Geats who were prominently featured in Beowulf.  In this episode, we explore the early history of these tribes and discuss the historical context of Beowulf.  We also explore how the Old Norse language of the Vikings impacted the Old English language of the Anglo-Saxons.

Map Prepared by Louis Henwood (Click Map for Larger Image)

Map Prepared by Louis Henwood (Click Map for Larger Image)