For a thousand years – and especially the last two hundred or so – people have had a love affair with Vikings. But what do we know about the Norse voyages to the Americas? Why are Vikings so fascinating at this historical distance? And how do they fit into modern people’s ideas of identity? This week, Danièle speaks with Martyn Whittock about Vikings and their influence on American culture.
Martyn Whittock is a historian and writer, having authored more than 50 books. He has also been a consultant for the BBC, English Heritage, and the National Trust. Click here to view his LinkedIn page. His latest book is American Vikings: How the Norse Sailed into the Lands and Imaginations of America
Top Image: From Hazen’s elementary history of the United States; a story and a lesson (1903)