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How to cope with Viking attacks?

How to cope with Viking attacks?


Historians and archeologists increasingly recognize the fact that many fortifications and fortified towns – known in Old English as burhs – existed in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia during the Viking age. They may have successfully checked Viking mobility at times but it was in Wessex where such defences were employed to their fullest effect.

Place to visit: Jorvik Viking Centre in York, UK

Place to visit: Jorvik Viking Centre in York, UK
At Jorvik you can come as close as you’re ever likely to get to seeing, hearing and smelling how our Norse forebears lived

It must be the smell that most people remember after visiting the Jorvik Viking Centre. It so distinctive that set s you immediately centuries back in the past. You are in Viking World!

How Vikings honoured their dead

How Vikings honoured their dead

Elite Viking funerals were like giant theatrical performances, according to new researches. Piecing together evidence from Viking art, mythology and archeology and from non-Viking historical texts, Aberdeen University professor, Neil Price, has concluded that drama formed a key element in Norse funerary ritual from at least the eight to the tenth century.