Understanding the Scandinavian invasion
From these notorious early attacks at the end of the 8th century to all out war in the time of Alfred; from the extortion of ‘Danegeld’ in the reign of Æthelstan to two decades of rule under Cnut, the Scandinavian impact on Anglo-Saxon culture and politics was enormous. In a wide-ranging overview, Eleanor Barraclough explores some of the truths behind the Vikings’ lurid reputation, and the evidence to be found in the rare documents on display in the British Library exhibition. She is joined by Richard Dance, who brings the language of the time to life.Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough is Associate Professor in Medieval History and Literature at Durham University and a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker. She is the author of Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas.
Richard Dance is Reader in Early English at the University of Cambridge and principal investigator of The Gersum Project, which explores the Scandinavian influence on English vocabulary.
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