Ryan Reeves’ documentary on the Vikings

Ryan Reeves (Ph.D. Cambridge) explains the encroachments that Vikings made upon Christendom, and the activities of the Lindnisfarne monastery among others, which were subjected to continual raids and periodic episodes of plunder at the hands of the pagan Vikings. The cultural exchange that transpired between pagan Norsemen and the Christian Anglo-Saxons and Britons that they victimized would set the stage for the subsequent Christianization of the Norsemen. It was a morality play in forgiveness and reconciliation as the Norsemen bore kinship to their Anglo-Saxon cousins as Gothic blood flowed through their veins.

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