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How Doggerland Sank Beneath the Waves

Doggerland (also called Dogger Littoral) was an area of land, now submerged beneath the southern North Sea, that connected Great Britain to continental Europe. It was flooded by rising sea levels around 6500–6200 BCE, and its catastrophic flooding may have been the result of tsunami emanating from an avalanche in a Norwegian Fjord. Geological surveys […]

The Corded Ware Culture

Dan Davis Author narrates this informative video on the early Indo-European people of the Corded Ware Culture. “The Corded Ware culture existed between c. 3000 BC – c. 2300 BC, spanning the late Neolithic, through the Copper Age, and the early Bronze Age. The name Corded Ware comes from the cord-like impressions on their pottery. […]

The Tale of Ragnar Lothbrok // Icelandic Saga

Voices of the Past produced an informative narrative documentary on the Icelanic saga about Ragnar Lothbrok. “Written in the 13th century in Iceland, the Tale Of Ragnar Lothbrok (Ragnars saga loðbrókar) tells the story of the legendary Viking king Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons, through a story of love, tragedy, trickery and of course, a […]

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 […]

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 […]