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Vikings, Seafaring and Navigation

Matthew Sweet visits the British Museum's Vikings exhibition with Gareth Williams and Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough. Lincoln Paine discusses his history of navigation and seafaring.

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

Chapters

  • Vikings

    Matthew Sweet visits the Vikings exhibition at the British Museum.

    Duration: 23:43

  • The Sea and Civilization

    Lincoln Paine discusses his history of navigation and seafaring.

    Duration: 10:26

  • John Thomas Serres

    Captain M. K. Barritt on John Thomas Serres and hydrography.

    Duration: 10:46

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).

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Producer Jacqueline Smith
Interviewed Guest Gareth Williams
Interviewed Guest Eleanor Barraclough
Interviewed Guest Lincoln Paine
Interviewed Guest MK Barritt

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