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.
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 (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 […]
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.
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.”
Timeline – World History Documentaries explains “The Great Viking Invasion from Denmark: “This landmark, high-end drama-doc tells the story of why Vikings chose to leave Denmark. With the help of dramatic re-creations and CGI, leading academics examine their actions and explain how cultural integration and the influence of Christianity allowed them to play a huge […]
Timeline – World History Documentaries explains “How The Norsemen Became The Seafaring Vikings”: “For nearly 500 years the Norse people dominated the oceans, known by their remarkable ships and known for their death, destruction and burning down of anything in their way. They used sophisticated navigation methods and navigated safely over remarkably long distances. Relive […]
Real Crusades History offers an insightful documentary entitled, “A Tour of the Viking Age”: “Take an incredible journey through the history of the Viking age. Perfect for student studying the period. Viking – the very word epitomizes adventure and ferocity. Though not the most technologically advanced culture of their period, the Vikings nevertheless saw more […]
Real Crusades History has produced a stellar documentary on the Anglo-Saxon King Alfred the Great and his battles against the pagan Vikings: “Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, came to power in the midst of a crisis for the Anglo Saxon Kingdoms of Britain. Viking attacks had escalated into full scale invasions, and […]
Voices of the Past narrates this retelling of Ohthere’s voyage to the White Sea, which he retold to his lord King Alfred. In the late Ninth Century a Norseman arrived at King Alfred of Wessex’s court. The stories he told the king were recorded for posterity by a court scribe. This is a retelling of […]