Recording from Neil Oliver’s talk, ‘The Vikings’, for CVHF, Saturday, 29th June 2013.
The Vikings were wild-looking marauders, bent on rape and pillage and notorious for taking no prisoners – or so the myth would have it. Much of this is the fault of the Vikings themselves who never wrote a word of their history. But in this talk, Neil Oliver shows the Vikings as a people that came back from the brink of destruction to travel half way around the world and build an empire that lasted 200 years. From their Scandinavian roots, the Vikings set out on an epic voyage of trade and discovery that would take them from America to Baghdad. Theirs is a riveting story told by a brilliant presenter who has uncovered new facts and theories to bring these Norsemen alive once more.