Beyond the broad axe: A look at the influence of the Vikings in Western Europe

Viking (© Hans Splinter)

The word Viking conjures up an image of a ruthless, horn-helmeted warrior. But Viking culture is misunderstood. Ever since 793, the men from the north have influenced culture and politics from Ireland to Russia. In poetry, music, tales and interviews, Michele Ernsting traces what the Scandinavians considers to be their “Golden Age”.

Producer: Michele Ernsting

Broadcast: November 16, 1997