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Blood of the Vikings 

The Vikings were an ambitious, daring and frightening people who left an indelible mark on the British psyche. Yet archaeology has revealed very little about their time in Britain and even ... See full summary »
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Martin Biddle Martin Biddle ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2001
Martin Carver Martin Carver ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2001
Pat Croxton-Smith Pat Croxton-Smith ...  Herself 5 episodes, 2001
Tinna Damgaard-Sørensen Tinna Damgaard-Sørensen ...  Herself 5 episodes, 2001
Ned Kelly Ned Kelly ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2001
Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle ...  Herself 5 episodes, 2001
Julian Richards Julian Richards ...  Presenter 5 episodes, 2001
Brian Smith Brian Smith ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2001
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The Vikings were an ambitious, daring and frightening people who left an indelible mark on the British psyche. Yet archaeology has revealed very little about their time in Britain and even less about what happened to them afterwards. Archaeologist Julian Richards finds new evidence about what really happened during the dramatic period when Vikings roamed the seas around Britain. And in a ground-breaking genetics research project designed specially for the BBC series, internationally renowned geneticist, Professor David Goldstein, sets out to answer some of the most intriguing questions about the Vikings. Samples taken from around 2,000 people in Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and Northern Europe have been processed and the results are revealed during the series.

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2001 (UK) See more »

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Oi apogonoi ton Vikings See more »

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One of the best documentaries you'll ever see
3 February 2015 | by jorgenpfhartogsSee all my reviews

This BBC documentary is one of the best documentaries you'll ever see. It is very well researched, very well narrated and they are not afraid to explore some controversial theories. There are 6 episodes, but I'm sure they could have made 60 episodes if they would have had the budget. The documentary focuses on vikings in Britain and Ireland and details the story from the first written records on viking raids until the end of the viking age. A must see for anyone who is interested in the subject but wants facts and not sensationalist revisionist history. If you're used to History Channel documentaries you will probably miss all the fighting scenes with people dressed up as vikings, but are not very true to history. It goes into great detail and explains the history very clearly using facts as the basis. Everything is well referenced and researched but it is in no way boring or less entertaining.


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