Being that both of my parents families are from Norway, that would make all of my ancestry are the Norse People.
The header here has an image of an artist's rendition of what a "Viking" would look like. Or, more accurately put, what a Norseman going "a viking" (a veeking) would look like. The "Vikings" were NOT a people, but what Norse people did from the 800's to just before the 1200's. A more accurate similar word would be "pirating."
Much more coming...
I have created a Forum website where visitors can become a member simply by creating a user name with a password. Depending on the subject matter and my comfort level, I will invite people to join the Forum and add content and/or comments.
This is where I will add content, music and video about my Norse Ancestry. And, about the real Vikings history and legacy.
Neil Oliver: Archaeologist, Historian, Author, Broadcaster
Neil takes you with him on an unforgettable journey to see the history beneath our feet - walking in the footsteps of our ancestors (British Isles) to discover what made them tick and how they made us who we are today. The 4 podcasts below specifically speak about how the Norse People refer to as the Vikings first land on the shores of the British Isles, and what kind of impact they had on United Kingdom.
An English language guide to living and working in Norway, featuring interviews with both expats and Norwegians. Find out what it's like to live and work in Scandinavia, and whether Norway really is the happiest country on earth. David Nikel is a freelance writer originally from Great Britain, and is the host of "Life in Norway."
This documentary is about the Viking voyage to North America. It starts with making of the ships, and then gets into the details of each section crossed. From Greenland, to Iceland, to North America, they start with Eric the Red, and then "Leif the Lucky", or Leif Erickson.
This is a short video about a recent recreation of the largest Viking ship ever made since the original Viking era. The next video is goes through more steps in the building of this particular ship. After that, there are videos about it's christening, first sail, and beginning to get it seaworthy. There is also video of this ship recreating the voyage from Norway to North America.
This is a very good, yet short video about a recent recreation of the largest Viking ship ever made. This is the first of several videos about this particular "Dragon" ship, how it was made, first put in the water, given a traditional ceremonial christening, and breaking it in on the open sea.
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