The Vikings have left a lasting impact on the world in more than one way. Popularized in recent years by shows like the History Channel’s Vikings Netflix adaptations like The Last Kingdom and Vikings: Valhalla have only increased their appeal. But who were they outside of crazed, blonde heathens that terrorized Europe and the U.K. for centuries? This class will focus on separating myth from history and diving into this multifaceted culture and how they helped shape the world. Our journey will begin in the 6th century A.D. with the establishment of the Holy Isles such as Lindisfarne and Iona and end in the mid 11th century A.D. with the beginnings of the Norman Conquest. Traveling across frozen seas, worshiping a pantheon of pagan gods at Uppsala, and the famous shield wall will be but a few of the topics covered. Archaeological records show a colorful and brilliant people on and off the battlefield whose legacy is still found in England today.
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*This class has been postponed by one week from the originally published date
Four-Week Course Schedule | Wednesdays
Mar 29 | 10:00 AM
Apr 05 | 10:00 AM
Apr 12 | 10:00 AM
Apr 19 | 10:00 AM
This class will be held onsite at WIH and simulcast via Zoom
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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.