From being given its’ name by Eric the Red, the Viking explorer to hitting the headlines in 2019 when Trump wanted to buy it, Greenland has had an interesting history. Largely forgotten after the Vikings left, except for a Tudor explorer bumped into it looking for the NW passage, claimed by both Norway and Denmark, America built airbases on it and now is a self-governing part of Denmark with Denmark managing its’ external affairs. There is an old travellers’ saying – ‘When you’ve seen the world, there is always Greenland’ – which can only be understood once you have been there.
- Duration: 45 mins
- Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
- Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Meet The Speaker, Sandy
Sandy Leong is an historian, passionate about bringing history to life and is a lively and entertaining speaker. She has a popular series of entertaining, light hearted talks on general historical subjects. However she specialises in the Tudors, an exciting time in the country as it was changing fast; and in the Viking period, who are much more than the stereotype of raiders in horned helmets. She is an international, professional speaker, and published author.
Preparing for the Event
For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).
We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!