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The first Europeans to visit America

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“In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean…

A Gruesome Discovery

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In 2012 the Olympic sailing events were held in Portland,…

Inland Vikings

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During the time of the Vikings and long after, the only way…

1066 and the Great Invasion in the North

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The "North"? Yes, perhaps the greatest invasion of England ever,…

The Vikings: Life and Legend

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I had been looking forward to the opening of the new exhibition…

How Christian were the Vikings?

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Isolated religious communities were easy prey for the Vikings. The lure of gold and silver ornaments in monasteries, nunneries and churches was irresistible to the Norsemen. Yet many Vikings professed to be Christian. So why did they not respect other Christians?

Vikings and the Hereafter

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Vikings had a reputation as fearless fighters. It was said that…

BBC The Vikings Part 3

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What a pity this was the last episode! Among other things the…