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The Five Boroughs of the Danelaw

History Time offers an educational historical documentary on the Five Boroughs of the Danelaw that were the result of Viking encroachment upon Anglo-Saxon England. The Danelaw contrasts with the West Saxon law and the Mercian law. The term is first recorded in the early 11th century as Dena lage. It came as an imposition by […]

How Rome Conquered the Ancient Celts

“The Kings and Generals animated historical documentary series on the ancient civilizations and Ancient Celts continue with a video describing how the Celtic world was conquered by Rome across France, Spain, and Anatolia. This video features episodes from the Punic Wars, Caesar’s conquest of Gaul, and the Galatian War.”

The Real Ivar the Boneless

History Time produced an enlightening documentary on the historical Ivar the Boneless (Old Norse: Ívarr hinn Beinlausi; born circa 800s; died 873). Ivar was the crippled son of Ragnar Loðbrok and his wife Aslaug. Ivar’s brothers included Björn Ironside, Halfdan Ragnarsson, Hvitserk, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye and Ubba.

Vikings Live: A Tour from the British Museum

A 2014 broadcast, “presented by Bettany Hughes and Michael Wood, featuring the largest Viking warship ever found, Roskilde 6 along with interviews with Viking scholars from across the world. Michael and Bettany explore the Viking world from the homelands to its farthest reaches, Viking ship craft, trading, warfare and religion are brought to life through […]

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 […]

1000 AD: A Tour of the Viking World

History Time presents an insightful and informative documentary on the Viking World circa 1000 A.D., which descended upon the maritime islands of the North Sea and the British Isles. This era poxmarked by conflict, cultural exchange, violence, and transformation set the stage for the late medieval world and the modern world as we know it.

The Surprising Political Skill of the Vikings

Timeline – World History Documentaries presents a documentary on “The Surprising Political Skill of the Vikings”: “In the second half of the 900s, the Vikings return to France, but this time they choose unification over robbery. With a political connection, this paves the way for the Duchy of Normandy.”