The social organisation, daily life, myths and beliefs of the main cultures of history addressed in a different tone, with touches of humour in a "close to the kids" language.
Fast-paced, funny and full of facts, History Hunters brings the fun into history and guarantees parents and their children will discover that the past was weird, wacky and interesting!
Neil Oliver goes in search of the truth about the Vikings beyond the legend of a band of blood-thirsty pirates raiding the peaceful monasteries of Christendom. In the first episode, Neil heads for Scandinavia and discovers the mysterious world of the Vikings' prehistoric ancestors.
This series explores the history of the Vikings and highlights how it inspires Michael Hirst's writing on the popular television drama, Vikings. Led by world-renowned Viking experts, this series travels across Europe visiting museums and archaeological sites to learn more about the past inhabitants of Scandinavia. In this episode, actor Clive Standen and top Viking experts travel across Europe to discover why Viking raids on Europe were so devastating - and so successful. Then Clive and Maude Hirst travel to Scandinavia to explore the pagan beliefs and warrior culture of the Vikings, and dispel myths about their violent society.
A nation of seafarers and merchants, the Vikings revolutionised exploration and trading in the Middle Ages and discovered America 500 years before Columbus. This gripping film unveils their bad reputation as wild, murdering and pillaging Norsemen as misguided and reveals a strikingly tolerant people with an elaborate trading network that stretched right through Europe.
Dan Snow uncovers the lost Vikings in America with space archaeologist Dr Sarah Parcak. Sarah uses satellites 383 miles above the earth to spot ruins as small as 30 centimetres buried beneath the surface. As Sarah searches for Viking sites from Britain to America, Dan explores how they voyaged thousands of miles when most ships never left the shoreline. He also tracks their expansion west, first as raiders and then as settlers and traders throughout Britain and beyond to Iceland and Greenland. In North America they excavate what could be the most westerly Viking settlement ever discovered.
In the final episode, Waldemar looks towards the North of Europe. The Carolingians saw themselves as successors to Rome, reflected in their art. Elsewhere, the Vikings were constructing long ships with intricate decoration, and marking their territory with powerful rune stones.
On October 2, 1263, King Haakon Haakonsson stepped ashore at Largs to command his 900 Norwegian warriors against a force of 500 mounted Scottish knights. The calamitous events to follow at the Battle of Largs changed the future course and identity of a fledgling Scottish nation forever. But this film reveals that although Viking power retreated from Scotland's shores, they never truly left. Evidence of their assimilation into the villages they first terrorised and then colonised is now coming to light. Marine archaeologist Professor Jon Henderson rediscovers the incredible story of the last days of the Vikings, painting a vivid picture of Scotland and the brutal men who came over the North Sea in longships.
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