About realviking.info

Welcome To Real Viking! A resource on the Vikings of history.

Real Viking is a resource for exploring the history of the raiders, traders and adventurers known today as the Vikings.

The vikings exploded out of the harsh northern lands of Europe leaving their mark across Europe, Russia and even the Americas. This was during a time period between the 8th and 11th centuries AD known as the Viking Age. The Viking Age was a great age of exploration, migration and conquest which profoundly diverted the course of world history.

Within these pages we sort the facts from the myths. And we bring to light their notable characters, events and conquests. Furthermore we examine their politics, cuisine, clothing, crafts, warfare and laws. And we will explore the deep impact they made on the peoples and lands from Newfoundland to the Kiev and from Ireland to Turkey.

In addition we compare the real history of the Viking Age with some of the popular fictional dramatisations, such as popular TV series The Vikings and The Last Kingdom. We will see where the presentations are accurate and where they are in error.

Also in a more speculative vein we seek to weigh the various theories over the possible causes of the migrations and invasions. And to consider why they came to a close.

If you are interested in this fascinating subject then do bookmark this site for easy access as new material is included all the time.

Viking Long Ship

For a start consider reading about:

The Origin and Meaning of the Word “Viking”