New Generation Thinkers: Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

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The Vikings were the Hells Angels of the Middle Ages, or so we're led to believe. But what did they think of themselves and the world they lived in? Dr Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough of the University of Durham examines the Old Norse Sagas, and lets the Norsemen tell their story in their own words.

This is one of a series of films made as part of New Generation Thinkers: each year producers from BBC Radio 3 and BBC Arts, together with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, select a group of young academics who have the potential to turn their ground breaking ideas into sensational broadcasting.

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