Cat Jarman: River Kings

The Book Club | 24 February 2021 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Cat Jarman about her book River Kings. Spins a global history of the Vikings out of a single carnelian bead found in a grave in Repton. Explains that there was more to the Viking culture than arson, rape and pillage in Northumbria – showing how 21st-century techniques have helped to expose a culture that raided and traded from Scandinavia as far as Baghdad and Constantinople, and may have been the ancestral population of the Russian heartland.

Vikings in North America

History Extra | 2 March 2021 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Gordon Campbell about his book Norse America: The Story of a Founding Myth. Discusses the debate about whether Norse explorers settled in North America a millennium ago, sets out what we know about the Vikings’ voyages across the Atlantic, and describes the claims and counterclaims of Protestants and Catholics, which were often grounded in racist ideology.

Vikings: A History of the Northmen

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 22 December 2019 | 0h 35m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Wayne Bartlett about his book Vikings: A History of the Northmen, which surveys the impact of the Vikings on the World from Newfoundland to Central Asia.