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What was so special about Viking ships? – Jan Bill

The Vikings came from the rugged, inhospitable north known today as Scandinavia. As the Roman Empire flourished further south, Scandinavians had small settlements, no central government, and no coinage. Yet by the 11th century, the Vikings had spread far from Scandinavia, gaining control of trade routes throughout Europe, conquering kingdoms as far as Africa, and …

The Real Reason Vikings Is Ending

The Real Reason Vikings Is Ending

After six seasons, years of rich historical drama and a great deal of ratings success, what exactly made History decide to axe its flagship show? These are the real reasons why Vikings is finally coming to an end. Growing up on his parents’ farm in Australia, Travis Fimmel was a million miles away from the …

World History, Year 2 Preview

World History, Year 2 Preview

Hi. I’m John Green. This is Crash Course World History. We’re back! Stan, we painted over all the green parts of not-America with this globe. We need a new globe! Yesss! New globe! Also this one magically opens and stuff comes out of it. So it turns out, surprisingly enough, there is more world history …

Vikings: ALL HAIL KING BJORN! (Season 6) | History

[CHEERING] People of Kattegat, I told you that when I became king, my rule would be very different from that of Ivar’s, and I mean to keep that pledge. [CHEERING] Ivar built a wall around our town. He discouraged foreigners, outlawed free speech and dissent amongst our own people. Kattegat can only survive and grow …