In this age of near-universal Unicode support, is writing it properly really too much to ask? In fact, this mysterious letter Ö is even in latin1 and codepage 850, so the BBC would have had access to it even if they were still using MS-DOS.
Do you mind that SVT doesn't say Helsinki or that it doesn't call Bejing after its proper name 北京?
By the way it's "It's" in English.
Episode 1 has the Öland fortress.
It's a shame but they don't have english subs and since it's swedish public broadcasting it's most likely geo blocked.
brew install youtube-dl
Works fine for me, I just have to learn Swedish...
The Swedish subtitles help to glean some insight, also downloadable with YouTube-dl
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The head archaeologist speculates that this attack was part of a civil war on Öland (the island where Sandby is located) and that the purpose of this attack was to intimidate opponents. And since no one came to bury the dead it appears to have worked.
"Old women" as we think of them today (65+) didn't really exist back then because life spans weren't as long as they are today for a number of reasons. Most "older" women taken would have been 50-60 years old and perfectly able to work as laborers.
Human history is pretty brutal.