Chapter Eight: Thor in Utgard

3Jul

Thor and Loki go on a journey.  They meet some very large people.  Lots of them!

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Chapter Seven: A Quest for Love and a Quest for Beer

19Jun

Freyr sulks and sends his mate to fetch him a special woman, and a lack of beer results in a journey for Thor and Tyr.

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Chapter Six: The Necklace of the Brisings

5Jun

Freya goes to any lengths to acquire a particularly special piece of jewellery. Loki gets involved in more trickery.

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Chapter Five: Tales of Murder and Theft

10Apr

Tales of Murder and Theft!!  Enjoy!

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Chapter Four: Heimdall the Watcher

27Mar

Loki finds a cunning way of rebuilding Asgard's wall and Heimdall goes on a productive journey.

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Chapter Three: The Children of Loki

28Feb

Loki's three monstrous children are dealt with by Odin and Loki decides to play a somewhat unwise trick on Thor and Sif.

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Chapter Two: Introducing the Gods

7Feb

Time to meet the Aesir and the Vanir and find out why Odin needs an eye patch.

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Chapter One: In the Beginning

24Jan

In this first chapter we introduce the complicated and slightly bizarre cosmology of Norse Mythology.

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Norse Mythology: Who Were the Norse?

10Jan

Welcome to the world of Norse Mythology. In this brief introduction we'll take a quick look at who the Norse actually were.

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Merry Christmas to You All

24Dec

Have a great holiday!

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So…. what next?

20Dec

The Myths and History of Europe... what comes next?

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Chapter Twenty One: The Last Arrow

6Dec

The Merry Men scatter and Robin has one last adventure. And then...?

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Chapter Twenty: The Named Arrow

22Nov

Robin gets immediate revenge for the death of his friend. This is followed by quite a bit more!

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Chapter Nineteen: Kings Do Not Live Forever

8Nov

Everything is wonderful in Sherwood. Robin has been pardoned; the Merry Men are law-abiding workers and King Richard the Lionheart rules. But... kings do not live forever.

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Chapter Eighteen: A Day of Guests

11Oct

It's like Grand Central in Sherwood as visitor after visitor arrives; some more welcome than others. One of the guests is someone rather special.

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Chapter Seventeen: The Black Knight

26Sep

The Merry Men march to Evil Hold to take their revenge on Sir Isembart. Success is dependent on the cooperation of an unknown ally.

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Chapter Sixteen: Ravenscar

11Sep

Robin and his men travel to Yorkshire to help a fellow Saxon. All is not well back in Sherwood!

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History Collage

16Aug

Please support the History Podcasters' History Collage project. 

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Chapter Fifteen: A Bog, a Bishop and a Banquet

13Aug

The Bishop of Hereford joins the ranks of the enemies of Robin Hood. He becomes somewhat bogged down in his attempts to capture the outlaw chief.

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Chapter Fourteen: Alan and Lucy

30Jul

A visitor arrives in Robbers' Glade and calls in a favour. Robin and his men are only too happy to oblige.

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Chapter Thirteen: The Pinner of Wakefield

16Jul

Maid Marian hears tales of a man from Yorkshire whose fame seems to be rivalling Robin's. They decide to go and check him out.

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Chapter Twelve: To Catch a Sheriff

3Jul

The Sheriff of Nottingham graciously decides to accept a pile of cash to capture Robin Hood. He soon wishes he hadn't!

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Chapter Eleven: The Silver Arrow

5Jun

Prince John is subjected to another tournament in Nottingham. He is most unimpressed when a scruffy beggar is allowed to enter. His day doesn't get any better!

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Chapter Ten: A Step too Far

27May

Robin makes his first bad decision. Its consequences are fatal.

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Chapter Nine: Sir Richard of Lea

8May

Another Norman knight encounters Robin Hood and his Merry Men. This time, though, the knight in question keeps doesn't leave Sherwood armourless and tied to his own horse.

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Bonus Epdisode: History Connections

4May

I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed writing it. All feedback very gratefully received.

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Chapter Eight: Trickery Rules

24Apr

Sir Isembart tries again to take his prize. Robin is ready for him, though, and his Merry band increases by one.

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Chapter Seven: The Friar of the Fountain

9Apr

Another knight is sent packing by Robin and his men. Then they go in search of spiritual services.

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Chapter Six: The Pixies of Sherwood

26Feb

Sir Guy of Gisborne persuades the very evil Sir Isembart to help him catch Robin Hood by lending him some men at arms. When they enter the forest Robin and Will are ready for them, and the invaders of Sherwood do not have a good time!

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Chapter Five: The Cook Thief

12Feb

Little John wants to prove himself but ends up getting fat on the Sheriff's hospitality. Meanwhile, someone is out hunting for Robin!

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Chapter Four: A Little Help

29Jan

Robin Hood goes to church but finds everything but spiritual peace. On his way home he has to cross a narrow plank bridge, but somebody is standing in his way.

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Chapter Three: A Party for Prince John

15Jan

Robin Hood loves archery contests. Prince John, on the other hand, doesn't. The one he goes to in Nottingham does nothing to change his mind!

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Chapter Two: The King’s Deer

1Jan

Poverty and desperation cause a young man to kill one of the deer that roam Sherwood. This kicks off a chain of events that end with him becoming an outlaw; as does his friend, Robin.

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Chapter One: In Which Robin Hood is only Mentioned at the End

18Dec

In this first chapter we chart the journey from one myth to another. What happened in the five hundred and fifty or so years between the death of King Arthur and the arrival of Robin Hood? Listen and find out!

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Robin Hood of Sherwood: Introduction

18Dec

At last, it's here!  the Legend of Robin Hood of Sherwood begins with a short introduction.

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VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

7Dec

Announcing 'The Legend of Robin Hood of Sherwood', which will begin on December 18th 2014!! Also look out for a change of podcast feed name and some new artwork.

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Chapter Fifty Two: The Real King Arthur

4Dec

Was there one? Perhaps there was. Perhaps there wasn't. In the end, does it really matter?

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Chapter Fifty One: The Sources of a Legend

20Nov

Where does our information about King Arthur come from? In this chapter we take a quick look at the works of literature that relate the legend, and the historical sources of the times.

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What’s Next?

9Nov

After a couple of chapters on the sources of the legends and the 'real' King Arthur our tale will be finished. But the podcast will continue. How? Listen to find out!

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Chapter Fifty: Checkmate

25Oct

And so Arthur fights his decisive battle, but it is against Mordred and not, as had been expected, against Lancelot and his kinsmen.  The outcome is, of course, disastrous.

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Chapter Forty Nine: The King’s Knight’s Gambit

9Oct

Lancelot and Gawain, once the best of friends and now mortal enemies, finally face each other on the battlefield. Meanwhile, King Arthur receives some terrible news from home.

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Chapter Forty Eight: A Bishop’s Move and a Queen’s Sacrifice

26Sep

The King and Queen are reunited. Can the war between Arthur and Lancelot be ended? Probably, but for one man's wrath.

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Chapter Forty Seven: But He Loved You… and so Did I

11Sep

Agravain's indignation at Lancelot's treachery is unleashed. Unprecedented death follows as the number of Orkney Brothers is reduced from five to??? Well, you'll just have to listen to find out!

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Chapter Forty Six: Sir Agravain Lights the Fuse

29Aug

The Queen is rescued and the truth discovered but Agravain is far from pleased. A fatal conversation with King Arthur pushes Camelot beyond the point of no return.

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Chapter Forty Five: A Poisoned Fellowship

14Aug

King Arthur's suspicions grow and then fall again as he hears rumours from different sources. Events then take a strange turn when the Queen hosts a banquet.

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Chapter Forty Four: Twenty Eight Days Later

31Jul

So those who survived the Grail Quest are back in Camelot and all is great... for about a month!

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Chapter Forty Three: The Holy Grail

17Jul

At last, at long last, the Grail Quest comes to an end. Of course, successful achievement is accompanied by a sting in the tail.

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Chapter Forty Two: Blood and Tears

4Jul

Lancelot and his son finally get to spend a bit of quality time together, and Percival's sister donates some blood!

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Chapter Forty One: The Ship of Wonder

20Jun

The three companions are reunited and gain a fourth. Spirituality abounds as the end of the quest draws near.

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Chapter Forty: Sir Bors and the Impossible Decisions

22May

Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place. Poor Sir Bors is faced with more no-win situations than is good for a brave questing knight.

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