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 the time when the Viking dragon – an emblem of terror and devastation – flew from the shores of Scandinavia, across seas and rivers, to the rest of Europe and beyond.
A 2012 National Geographic History Documentary narrated by Peter Guinness.
Did the headless bodies found by road builders on the Dorset chalk belong to Anglo-Saxons slain in battle? Or could it be that the Vikings, the most feared people in Europe, were sometimes the victims of extreme violence themselves? When workmen building a road dug into the Dorset chalk, the last thing they expected to find was a mass grave that would cast new light on one of the darkest periods of English history.
Viking Apocalypse explores how the burial pit, containing 54 beheaded skeletons, uncovers the story of sickening brutality and incredible bravery, and gives you a better understanding of the Vikings' place in England. But just who were the victims of this ancient atrocity? Stripped, decapitated and buried with their skulls in a separate pit, the remains set off an investigation into this chilliest of cold cases.
A 2017 BBC History Documentary hosted by Dan Snow.
1066: A Year to Conquer England In this three-part drama documentary series, Dan Snow explores the political intrigues and family betrayals between Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans that led to war and the Battle of Hastings.
Episode 1: When King Edward the Confessor dies without an heir, it triggers a bitter race to succeed him as King of England. Earl Harold is on the spot and takes the crown. But in Normandy, Duke William believes the throne has been promised to him and decides to invade. Meanwhile, in Norway, the Viking king Harald Hardrada also fancies himself as King of England, and he too puts together an invasion force. Very soon, England will be under attack.
A 2019 Channel 4 History Documentary hosted by Toby Jones.
In the 9th century, a massive army of Vikings stormed these shores. Several thousand strong, it was one of the biggest fighting forces ever to invade Britain, but it left little trace of its bloody conquest on the landscape. Now, a team of archaeologists set out to prove that a mass grave discovered in a vicarage garden in Derbyshire is the last resting place of this great Viking army.
Using the latest forensic techniques, they piece together, for the first time, extraordinary stories of women warriors and a Viking warrior king reunited with his son in death. And in a world exclusive, they unearth new evidence of a massive military encampment, in what looks set to become one of the most significant Viking sites ever discovered in Britain.
A 2012 BBC Scotland History Documentary hosted by Jon Henderson.
Nowhere in the British Isles was the Viking connection longer-lasting or deeper than in Scotland. Hundreds of years after their first hit-and-run raids, the Norsemen still dominated huge swathes of the country. But storm clouds were gathering. In 1263 the Norwegian king Haakon IV assembled a fleet of 120 longships to counter Scottish raids on the Norse Hebrides. It was a force comparable in size to the Spanish Armada over three centuries later. But like the Armada, the Norse fleet was eventually defeated by a powerful storm. Driven ashore near present-day Largs, the beleaguered Norsemen were attacked by a Scottish army. The outcome of this vicious encounter would mark the beginning of the end of Norse power in Scotland.
Marine archeologist Dr. Jon Henderson tells the incredible story of the Norsemen in Scotland. Visiting fascinating archeological sites across Scotland and Norway, he reveals that, although the battle at Largs marked the end of an era for the Norsemen, their presence continued to shape the identity and culture of the Scottish nation to the present day.
A 2012 BBC History Documentary hosted by Neil Oliver.
Episode 3: Neil explores how the Viking Age finally ended, tracing the Norse voyages of discovery, the first Danish kings, and the Christian conversions that opened the door to European high society. He also uncovers the truth about England's King Canute - he was not an arrogant leader who thought he could hold back the waves, but the Viking ruler of an entire empire of the north and an early adopter of European standardisation.
A 2012 BBC History Documentary hosted by Neil Oliver.
Episode 2: Neil Oliver heads out from the Scandinavian homelands to Russia, Turkey and Ireland to trace the beginnings of a vast trading empire that handled Chinese silks as adeptly as Pictish slaves. Neil discovers a world of 'starry-eyed maidens' and Buddhist statues that are a world away from our British experience of axe-wielding warriors, although it turns out that there were quite a few of those as well.
A 2012 BBC History Documentary hosted by Neil Oliver.
Episode 1: Neil begins by discovering the mysterious world of the Vikings' prehistoric ancestors. The remains of weapon-filled war boats, long-haired Bronze Age farmers, and the Swedish site of a royal palace and gruesome pagan ritual conjure up an ancient past from which the Viking Age was to suddenly erupt.
Norway in the 10th century. Askur, son of the powerful Thorgeir marries Embla, daughter of one of the few remaining landowners in Norway, in a pagan ceremony. King Olav, a ruthless Christian, wants to remove all traces of non-Christian beliefs and captures the two of them during the ceremony. In order to free Embla, Askur must go to Iceland and convert the people there to Christianity.
Directory: Hrafn Gunnlaugsson Writers: Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, Jonathan Rumbold Stars: Gotti Sigurdarson, Maria Bonnevie, Egill Ólafsson .
Sweden: Female Cops Told to Submit to Islamic State or Be Raped A 34-year-old man in Sweden has been convicted of uttering threats after telling two female police officers to submit to Islamic State or face being raped. Fadi Daoud was convicted last week for the threats made in Norrköping in May 2017. Police had responded to a call after the 34-year-old was seen climbing onto a balcony and when he resisted calls to take his hands from his pockets, the officers were forced to subdue him, Nyheter Idag reports.
“Fadi screamed several words of ignorance against us like ‘whore’, ‘pussy cop’, and ‘pig bastard’ and that we would submit to Islamic State because he would otherwise rape both of us,” one of the officers said. After managing to detain the 34-year-old, officers say he continued to insult them and threaten them with rape on the way to the police station.
“He talked about Islamic State and asked us do we know what they do with ‘whores’ like us,” the officer said, adding that Daoud also made threats against her and her fellow officer’s families.
A member of the Newcastle sex grooming gang once said: “White women are good for only one thing – for people like me to f*ck and use as trash.
While legal proceedings began in November 2017 and a trial date was originally set for January 2018, the process faced delays. In the end, Daoud was sentenced to a brief three months in prison with fines to be paid to the two policewomen.
This incident is just the latest for the 34-year-old, who has reportedly been involved in 21 cases since 2001 and was previously convicted of several other crimes including abuse and drug offences.
Sweden has seen at least 150 Islamic State members return from fighting or supporting the terror group overseas in the Middle East, according to the security agency Säpo. In the southern city of Malmö, it is believed some returned fighters have even been recruiting new members for the ailing terror group in underground mosques.
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The title, Vinland Saga, would evoke associations to Vinland as described in two Norse sagas. Vinland Saga is, however, set in Dane-controlled England at the start of the 11th century, and features the Danish invaders of England commonly known as Vikings. The story combines a dramatization of King Cnut the Great's historical rise to power with a revenge plot centered on the historical explorer Thorfinn, the son of a murdered ex-warrior. #VinlandSaga #Anime #Manga
Plot ------- Vinland Saga is set in England starting in 1013 AD, the year in which the Danish King Sweyn Forkbeard conquered most of it. As King Sweyn nears death, his sons, Prince Harald and Prince Canute, are arguing over his succession. The story draws elements from historical accounts of the period such as The Flateyjarbók, The Saga of the Greenlanders and The Saga of Eric the Red.
The story opens with the introduction of a small Viking band led by a cunning commander named Askeladd and containing a gifted young fighter named Thorfinn. The band chances on a besieged Frankish fortress and makes a deal with the attacking army to work with them in exchange for half the fort's plunder. Askeladd then hoodwinks them, escaping with his men by boat with all the riches of the fortress while the army is still battering down the gates. Despite being a valuable member of the company, Thorfinn bears a deep grudge against Askeladd as Askeladd kille..
A 2011 BBC History Documentary hosted by Janina Ramirez.
Hundreds of years ago in faraway Iceland the Vikings began to write down dozens of stories called sagas - sweeping narratives based on real people and real events. But as Oxford University's Janina Ramirez discovers, these sagas are not just great works of art, they are also priceless historical documents which bring to life the Viking world. Dr Ramirez travels across glaciers and through the lava fields of Iceland to the far north west of the country to find out about one of the most compelling of these stories - the Laxdaela Saga.
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Mirrored from Central Intelligence Agency, published on December 4, 2018.
The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by medieval and modern myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and developed a vast trading network. They traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships, not only to raid, but also to explore. Despite their fearsome reputation, the Vikings didn’t wear horned helmets, and even the infamous berserkers were far from invincible.
By dismantling the myths, The Age of the Vikings allows the full story of this period in medieval history to be told. By exploring every major facet of this exciting age, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage.
He not only explains the Viking attacks, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, politics, discovery, and colonization, and reveals how Viking arts, literature, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe. He shows how the Vikings seized on the boundless opportunities made possible by the invention of the longship, using it to venture to Europe for plunder, to open new trade routes, and to settle in lands as distant as Russia, Greenland, and the Byzantine Empire. Challenging the image of the Vikings that comes so easily to mind, Winroth argues that Viking chieftains were no more violent than men like Charlemagne, who committed atrocities on a far greater scale than the northern raiders.
Col. Walter T. Richmond is the penname of the author of Hasta la Vista Europe and Vikings Rising. After graduating basic and officer training at the top of his class, and serving in a variety of emergency, law enforcement, and disaster response capacities, Richmond was commissioned a colonel in the 1990s. He then left uniformed services and worked in various television, radio, communications, and media-related fields. He returns to discuss his latest book, Vikings Rising: How Intolerant Leftists, Violent Commies, Liars, Psychopaths, Fake Newsers, and other Darlings of the Main Stream Media Unleashed a Movement. Guest's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Vikings-Rising... *************************************************************** Help keep us ad free and help us fight back against PayPal targeting us financially by terminating our account, resulting in the total loss of all recurring membership subscriptions. Please sign up for a membership at ??https://redicemembers.com You'll get full access to our extensive archives. Listen/Watch the second part of the radio show. Stream or download over 1400 programs, including radio shows, videos, TV segments & our live show Weekend Warrior. You get access to exclusive videos + all new videos are made available to members first. *************************************************************** ? Get Our New T-Shirts Here: https://redice.tv/store *************************************************************** ❤️ SHOW US SOME LOVE ❤️ HELP US GROW ⚡️ ⭐️ Donate: Cash.App: cash.me/$redicemembers PayPal: [email protected] Zelle: [email protected] Venmo: http://venmo.com/Henrik-Palmgren Swish (Sweden): 076 815 68 01 Skrill: [email protected] Donate Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies: BTC: 3FTzT6pRr6ZXnXQwamdSXU7kzFFuzD8uhF BCH: 1KVGWkLd5YuRxKNrVhExX8WiPCi4pGtey8 ETH: 0x90a0F323F58412eBfe086055831655A1c0D9E3B4 LTC: Lc8aHwQ91EMr4dTcCcdNVLhBxTf5GUhPjP XRP: rEb8TK3gBgk5auZkwc6sHnwrGVJH8DuaLh XRP Deposit Tag: 103245046 Want to donate another crypto? Email us at [email protected] and we can provide wallet address for virtually any crypto. Thank you for your help! We can not continue without your help. Send donations to Henrik or Lana: 520 Folly Rd STE 25 PBM 334 Charleston, South Carolina 29412 *************************************************************** ? More Red Ice: https://redice.tv/ ? Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/redicetv ?? Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/RedIceCreations ? RSS feeds: https://redice.tv/rss ? Listen to us on Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/red-ice... ? Subscribe to our YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/RedIceRadio?... *************************************************************** Thank you so much for your support!
Ben and I talk about some minor outrage concerning Hellbound Books running a Jack Ketchum-themed anthology the way they want to run it, while the outraged totally misunderstand their selection process.
Books covered include: School For Atheists by Arno Schmidt The Sea Wolves by Lars Brownworth Japanese Tales From Times Passed Animal Suicide by Alexandro Chen High Life by Matthew Stokoe Previously on X-Men by Eric Lewald The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt The Dover Demon by Hunter Shea The Puller by Michael Hodges The Dalai Camel by C.E. Rachlin We Live Inside You by Jeremy Robert Johnson The Weird by S.C. Burke Pillowface by Kristopher Rufty
The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings' rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. Considered one of the greatest swords ever made, it remains a fearsome weapon more than a millennium after it last saw battle. But how did Viking sword makers design and build the Ulfberht, and what was its role in history? Now, NOVA uses cutting edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and finally unravel the "Secrets of the Viking Sword."