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Vikings episode 3

Vikings episode 3: Neil Oliver explores how the Viking Age finally ended, tracing the Norse voyages of discovery, the first Danish kings, and the Christian conversions that opened the door to European high society.     He also uncovers the truth about England's King Canute - he was not an arrogant leader who thought he could hold back the waves, but the Viking ruler of an entire empire of the north and an early adopter of European standardisation.   Vikings…

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Vikings episode 1

Vikings episode 1: In the first programme, Neil begins by discovering the mysterious world of the Vikings' prehistoric ancestors.     Neil Oliver heads for Scandinavia to reveal the truth behind the legend of the Vikings. The remains of weapons-filled war boats, long-haired Bronze Age farmers and a Swedish site of a royal palace and gruesome pagan rituals conjure up an ancient past from which the Viking Age was to suddenly erupt.   Vikings episode 1   Viking Age The…

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Viking Women

Viking Women: The Vikings changed Europe forever, yet half of them have almost completely disappeared from collective memory: the women. Quite unjustly so, as they played an important role in the world of the Vikings and performed extraordinary deeds.   Viking Women part 1: Sigrun's Wrath and the Discovery of Iceland     Viking women commanded ships and settled colonies. They took up arms and negotiated with emperors. Their traces can now be discovered all the way from America to…

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Lost Viking Army - Great Heathen Army
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Lost Viking Army

Lost Viking Army - Great Heathen Army: Forty years ago, hundreds of skeletons were unearthed in a mass grave in an English village. Bio-archaeologist Cat Jarman believes these bones are the last remains of the “Great Heathen Army,” a legendary Viking fighting force that invaded England in the ninth century and has long been lost to history.     Armed with the latest scientific methods, Cat’s team uncovers extraordinary human stories from the front line, including evidence of women fighters…

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Europe’s Last Warrior Kings

Europe's Last Warrior Kings: the year is 1066. The place is England. King Edward the Confessor has just died and with no true heir to succeed him, three power-hungry warlords set their eyes on the crown. In the coming months, the country will endure three invasions that will end a chapter in Viking history and change the shape of England and Europe forever. Revisit the remarkable year when a real-life drama played out, one full of political schemes, family betrayals,…

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