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Bitter is the Wind Tonight

Event Description

This is the first line of an old Irish poem hoping that the wind is too strong for a Viking attack… it probably sums up the hopes of others living on the islands around the British coast. However, it wasn’t all about raiding, it was also about trading and settling. Dublin was founded as a Viking centre for trade, and Orkney, Shetland, and the Isle of Man became desirable real estate for Vikings.

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Sandy Leong

Meet the Host, 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!

Reviews

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    Anonymous

    June 2021

    Really informative and well presented in an informal manner. The images were also interesting and the maps were fascinating.

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    Anonymous

    June 2021

    Very interesting talk and I liked Sandy’s use of maps to illustrate the range of the Vikings.