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The Viking Way
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Wednesday 2 November 2005, 11am - 11:30am.
David Aaronovitch explores the world of the Vikings
Eskil Fölstad (right) and David Aaronovitch (centre) at Stiklestad.The truth behind the many myths about the Vikings: who they were where, how they fought, their skills as explorers & story-tellers.
The origin of the term 'Viking', Norse nautical supremacy - in boat-building & navigation.
Antler comb from 16-22 Coppergate (c) York Archaeological Trust.What happened when the vikings arrived on British soil and how this arrival affected the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings themselves.
Chalk and amber playing pieces on a modern gaming board. (c) York Archaeological Trust.What the Vikings did for fun, after a hard day's pillaging; their high-brow and low-brow activities, their moral code and conversion to Christianity.
St. Olav Festival GalleryEvery year in July the village of Stiklestad in Norway hosts a festival celebrating St. Olav. View pictures from this year's festival.
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David Aaronovitch
Sue CookDavid Aaronovitch is a broadcaster and journalist. Having been editor of On The Record, he moved onto presenting a number of programmes, including On Air, The Argument and Radio 4's Copy Snatchers.

In 2002 he presented the acclaimed series The Roman Way that looked at life in the Roman Empire and followed this in 2004 with The Norman Way. In 2006 he will be turning his attention to Anglo Saxons in The Saxon Way. 

He also writes regularly for The Times.
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