Most people’s image of the Vikings is coloured deep red with raids, warfare and the innocent blood of Saxon monks.
In truth the greatest battle that most Norsemen faced was to put food on their family’s table and keep a dry roof over their heads.
The real story of the Vikings is a tale of courageous sailors, enterprising traders, ingenious craftsmen and hard working farmers. Not just bloodthirsty and fearsome raiders.
Living in a world without the luxuries and conveniences we take for granted. these people did not just survive, they thrived and spread out, to found colonies as far afield as Russia and North America.