Episode 14 – British Romantics and the Viking Revival
The British romantic era Viking revival has had a huge influence on not just the Victorian era, but also how VIkings are perceived in modern media. Many of the beliefs of the earliest Heathen organizations can be directly traced to this – but how correct were they? Deep dive into what drove Norsemania in the 19th Century with us on this episode.
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