Vikings: The Rise and Fall (2022): S01E06 – The Second Viking Age

Introduction Throughout history, Vikings waged war from the seas, notoriously ruthless and with their own set of rules. Outline The 10th century reign of Harald Bluetooth, king of a newly unified and powerful Denmark, marked the start of a second Viking age. With the Normans finally taking the English Kingdom in 1066, we look at… Read More

Vikings: The Rise and Fall (2022): S01E05 – The Wild West

Introduction Throughout history, Vikings waged war from the seas, notoriously ruthless and with their own set of rules. Outline The Vikings discover Iceland where they established lasting settlement. Further exploration from Iceland leads to the discovery of Greenland and to the shores of Newfoundland, making them the first Europeans to discover America. Vikings: The Rise… Read More

Vikings: The Rise and Fall (2022): S01E04 – The Fall of Francia

Introduction Throughout history, Vikings waged war from the seas, notoriously ruthless and with their own set of rules. Outline The siege of Paris in 885 was the culmination of the Viking invasions of Francia. We look at the persistent Viking attacks on Francia and the enduring presence of the Scandinavians on the Frankish Empire and… Read More

Vikings: The Rise and Fall (2022): S01E03 – As Far East as Baghdad

Introduction Throughout history, Vikings waged war from the seas, notoriously ruthless and with their own set of rules. Outline The Silk Road opened up a world of trade for the Scandinavians in the East. Seeking wealth, the Vikings known in the East as the “Rus” attacked Constantinople in 860. The Rus became a permanent and… Read More

Vikings: The Rise and Fall (2022): S01E02 – The Great Heathen Army

Introduction Throughout history, Vikings waged war from the seas, notoriously ruthless and with their own set of rules. Outline An attack on a small religious community on the holy island of Lindisfarne in AD 793 heralded the start of the Viking Age of conquest and expansion but before this, we look at the Vikings’ beginnings… Read More

Vikings: The Rise and Fall (2022): S01E01 – The Road to Lindisfarne

Introduction Throughout history, Vikings waged war from the seas, notoriously ruthless and with their own set of rules. Outline An attack on a small religious community on the holy island of Lindisfarne in AD 793 heralded the start of the Viking Age of conquest and expansion but before this, we look at the Vikings’ beginnings… Read More

Vikings: The Rise and Fall Documentary Series Overview (2022)

Introduction Throughout history, Vikings waged war from the seas, notoriously ruthless and with their own set of rules. Outline Get to know a culture of conquests, exploration, and trade – and a warrior people whose history was forged around fire. Vikings: The Rise and Fall Series Production & Filming Details Video Link(s)

Viking Empires (2021): S0E02 – The Dynasty of Ivarr

Introduction An exciting new perspective on the Vikings explores their modern relevance. It is a look at the history of the Vikings focusing on the development of Dublin. Outline (General) Over a thousand years ago, the Vikings swept like a storm through the world. These Scandinavian warriors plundered, killed and enslaved many, but they also… Read More

Viking Empires (2021): S0E01 – The Dark Foreigners

Introduction An exciting new perspective on the Vikings explores their modern relevance. It is a look at the history of the Vikings focusing on the development of Dublin. Outline (General) Over a thousand years ago, the Vikings swept like a storm through the world. These Scandinavian warriors plundered, killed and enslaved many, but they also… Read More

Vikings: Valhalla (2022): S01E08 – The End of the Beginning

Introduction Vikings: Valhalla is a historical drama streaming television series created by Jeb Stuart for Netflix. It is a sequel to the History’s Vikings, filmed in County Wicklow, Ireland. Set one hundred years after the events of Vikings, the series chronicles the beginning of the end of the Viking Age, marked by the Battle of… Read More