The Truth About Vikings

Andrew Tanner
12 min readMar 8

There’s a whole lot more to these raiders and traders from Scandinavia than your teachers bothered to tell you.

[Edit 4/28/2023: BBC has published a series of video documentary clips with the exact title I used here. Inadvertent coincidence, and their take is excellent.]

The Vikings have taken their place alongside the Mongols and Huns in the pantheon of history, at least as it is taught to the average student, as lasting symbols of the rapacious cruelty committed by barbarians against civilized folk.

Andrew Tanner

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