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The year is 872, and many of the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Danes, leaving the great kingdom of Wessex standing alone and defiant under the command of King Alfred.

Against this turbulent backdrop…

The BBC website provides a range of resources for KS2 teachers and learners. This link takes you to the material on the Vikings.

An article on the BBC News website about the chance discovery of a Viking Age sword in Iceland.

Podcast on the BBC website in the series 'The Matter of the North' looking at the impact of the Vikings and Norman invasions on the North of England.

Presented by Melvin Bragg

Professor Judith Jesch, University of Nottingham
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