Vikings, Seafaring and Navigation

Matthew Sweet visits the British Museum's Vikings exhibition with the curator Gareth Williams and Radio 3 New Generation Thinker Dr Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough from Durham University.
Vikings Life and Legend runs from March 6th - June 22nd

Lincoln Paine discusses his history of navigation and seafaring 'Sea and Civilization'.

Captain M.K.Barritt, author of An Artist in the Channel Fleet, looks at the Napoleonic War artist J.T. Serres

Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

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45 minutes

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Tue 4 Mar 2014 22:00

Vikings: life and legend

Vikings: life and legend

Vikings: life and legend is in the The Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery at the British Museum from 6 March to 22 June 2014. 

Gallery: Images from the Vikings: life and legend exhibition 

Image right: Lewis Chessmen 1150-1145. © The Trustees of the British Museum. 

Readings in the programme: 

Poem by Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, preserved in The Saga of Harald Hardrada (Haralds saga harðráða)  

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (D Manuscript) entry from 793 AD: The Vikings attack the monastery on Lindisfarne.

The Sea and Civilization

The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World by Lincoln Paine is available in hardback and ebook now.

John Thomas Serres

John Thomas Serres

Eyes of the Admiralty: J.T. Serres: An Artist in the Channel Fleet, 1799-1800 by Captain M. K. Barritt is published by National Maritime Museum. 

Gallery: John Thomas Serres’ paintings

Image courtesy of United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO).


Role Contributor
PresenterMatthew Sweet
ProducerJacqueline Smith
Interviewed GuestGareth Williams
Interviewed GuestEleanor Barraclough
Interviewed GuestLincoln Paine
Interviewed GuestMK Barritt

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