Rev Dr Robert Evans Zoom Lecture
'How to survive a Viking invasion: 10 tips from continental Europe in the ninth century'
During the ninth century, Scandinavian warbands launched devastating raids along the coasts and waterways of western Europe, seizing plunder and power, and earning themselves a reputation for adventure and violence that lasts to this day. Drawing from his research on continental Europe in this period, Bob Evans will share 10 ways that their potential victims - a somewhat stressed array of rulers, soldiers, theologians, and peasants - dealt with these invaders and attempted to sustain their societies in the face of catastrophe.
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