The Baltic Post is back, but with a difference…

Historia Saxonice

The Oseberg longship in the Vikingskiphuset, Oslo.Image by © Christophe Boisvieux/Corbis

The Anglo-Saxons, the Vikings and the Norman Conquest of Britain, how three migrant peoples came to form modern England

The theme of the Post now focusses on the period of the ‘Early-Middle Ages’, what is sometimes (somewhat misleadingly) called the ‘Dark Ages’, this period spans from the invasion of Britain by the Saxon’s in approximately 449AD, to the Invasion of Britain by William Duke of Normandy in 1066. Within that period, we will explore the invasion of Britain by the Vikings in 793AD at Lindisfarne and the eventual coming together of the three cultures at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

We will be combining historical facts with fiction. In particular, the popular History channel TV series ‘Vikings’ will be referenced, as will Bernard Cornwell’s brilliantly adapted series ‘The Last Kingdom’.

Finally, I will be challenging my skills by making…

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