The Battle of London Bridge - Vinland Saga #9 | with Cat Jarman

In the latest episode of the Anime to Z podcast, hosts Che Lingo (rapper, musician, anime lover) and Bec Hill (comedian, writer, anime-curious) continue on their epic odyssey discussing the highs, lows and hijinks of historical anime Vinland Saga. 

Che and Bec contemplate what they would name their swords and wax lyrical about the epic battle between Thorkell and Thorfinn. While Bec reveals the interesting part she played in the TV show Vikings. 

Plus they are joined in the studio by archaeologist and author Cat Jarman, who shares the surprising Viking stories she uncovered researching her bestselling book River Kings, snd blows Bec and Che’s minds with insider info into what really went down at the Battle of London Bridge…

In October 1013, King Sweyn leads a fleet of Danish and Viking ships in an attempt to take London Bridge of England. Askeladd’s army, hired by the army of Denmark, was among them. However, after the betrayal of Thorkell the Tall, a Viking known for his overpowering strength, London Bridge has become impregnable. Askeladd tells Thorfinn he’ll reward him with a duel if he’s able to kill Thorkell.

Vinland Saga season one is now streaming on Prime Video. 


Anime to Z is a Little Dot Studios production for Prime Video UK.

Hosted by Che Lingo (@Che_Lingo) & Bec Hill (@bechillcomedian)

Produced by Nicole Davis, Jake Cunningham & Ellie Aitken

Executive produced by Harold McShiel

Edited by James Payne

Additional research by Ren Scateni

Artwork by Matthew Wallace

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