Maggie Kneen - or, as the Vikings would have known her, Margaret of the Clan of the Wolf - talks to me about her medieval artwork and her DNA.
And, really! I know that you’re aware of my rather delicate, monkish constitution, but you simply must resist the notion that I’m going to run from this Viking squealing like a piglet.
No, beloved. I want you to follow my example of godly forbearance and forgiveness and welcome my Viking guest.
OK, this one isn’t your average, brutal, axe-wielding slayer of monks. No, indeed. In fact, Maggie Kneen is, it would appear, a very friendly Viking.
What’s more, she’s a brilliant artist, having both written and illustrated children’s literature and, more recently, turned her rather gifted hand to medieval architectural drawings. Now what could be less Viking than that?