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Mathias and Daniel are delighted to be sitting down again this week with Dr. Ruarigh Dale in what is shaping up to be an unofficial three part saga. You might remember Ruarigh from his last appearance on the podcast where he spoke at length about The Danelaw Saga, a subject he quite literally wrote the book on. This week though he's here to talk about one thing and one thing only and that is the role of the Berserker in the saga literature and medieval Viking society. Were berserker's more akin to a kings champion? Why has the idea of a battle mad warrior so grabbed the attention of storytellers through the ages? And what is the berserker strut and why should we call it that? The complicated answers to these questions and many more on this week's episode!
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