The Viking age is conventionally thought to have existed between 793 and 1066 but in this thought-provoking talk Neil Price, author of The Children of Ash and Elm, argues that Viking expansion and society goes back a few centuries more. Taking in the wide-ranging Viking diaspora from Vinland on the eastern American seaboard to Constantinople and Uzbekistan, with contacts as far away as China.
By exploring the Norse mind and spirit- world Neil reveals a startlingly different Vikings to the barbarian marauders of stereotype. He cuts through centuries of received wisdom to try to see the Vikings as they saw themselves – descendants of the first human couple, the Children of Ash and Elm. Be prepared to unlearn everything you thought you knew about who the Vikings were and who importantly they thought they were.