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Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

Saga Travels

Monday 28 August 2:15pm - 3:15pm

The Vikings voyaged to all corners of the medieval world and beyond - from the Arctic Circle to Constantinople, North America to Kievan Rus - and wrote up their, somewhat embellished, journeys in their sagas. Durham medievalist Eleanor Rosamund...