The Viking Saga: From Raiders to Traders to Settlers – Giddens
March 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Viking Saga begins in 793 with the sacking of the monastery on Lindisfarne island off the coast of Northumberland and ended three centuries later. This lecture will follow the Vikings as they first terrorized, then traded with, and then settled in most of Europe from the British Isles and Iceland to Russia and the Mediterranean.
Greg Koster was a history major in college, and the tales of the Vikings coming to Kievan Rus inspired his focus on Russia and Eastern Europe. He is half English and half Ukrainian – and as he will explain, that makes him 100% Viking!