Real Vikings

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Real Vikings
Episode 1  |  SBS  |  January 3, 2017

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.

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.

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