The Viking Way

David Aaronovitch explores the truth behind the many myths about the Vikings.

Episodes

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0101Ruling The Waves20051102

David Aaronovitch explores the truth behind the many myths about the Vikings.

0102A Danelaw Day20051109

Were the Vikings really more brutal than the Anglo-Saxons, or just better at fighting? How did life under Viking domination differ from the various Anglo-Saxon realms, and how did the fierce Viking warriors Ragnar Hairy-Breeches and Ivar the Boneless get their names?

0103 LASTInform, Educate And Entertain20051116

After a hard day's pillaging and plunder, what did Vikings do to relax? If they were really so brutal, how did they create such complex and beautiful poetry? What was their moral code?