Vik­ings: Foe or Friend?

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doc­u­men­tary / 9.00pm / BBC4

In 793ad, the face of Bri­tain changed for ever when the Vik­ings in­vaded. But is their vi­o­lent rep­u­ta­tion wholly de­served? In this Time­watch, Dr Alice Roberts learns how his­to­ri­ans have taken a more sym­pa­thetic view of the Vik­ings by fo­cus­ing on pos­i­tives such as naval tech­nol­ogy and trad­ing know-how.

Dr Alice Roberts

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