One of the main sources for medieval Irish history, The Annals of the Four Masters, has an entry for the year 887 which talks about a mermaid 195 feet tall. So can you trust sources with such claims – How could a mermaid be so tall?
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Posted in 8th Century, 9th Century, Christianity, early medieval, Episode 2, Episodes, Irish history, Lindisfarne, Medieval history, Medieval Monasticism, O Neills, Vikings on May 5, 2010 | 4 Comments »
Episode 2 sees the Vikings enter Irish History. Were the Vikings really blood thirsty? In this show we hear what it was like to experience a Viking attack, why the attacks started, what did the Gaelic Irish make of these people when they first appeared and how they dealt with these raids.
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