History Weekends 2019: Thomas Williams

Thomas Williams will be speaking on the profound impact Viking raiders had on London at our 2019 History Weekends in Chester and Winchester

BBC History Magazine will host two History Weekends in 2019.

Talk: Ghosts of Viking London

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Chester: Sunday 27 October, 14.00–15.00

Winchester: Saturday 2 November, 15.10–16.10



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Talk synopsis: Historian Thomas Williams recounts the profound impact Viking raiders had on London. Delving into the city’s darkest age, he charts how it was remodelled by immigrants and natives, kings and commoners, into the fulcrum of national power and identity – a city still haunted by the ghosts of its Viking past.

Thomas Williams
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Speaker bio: Thomas is the bestselling author of Viking Britain(2017, William Collins). He is a former curator at the British Museum, and has taught and lectured in medieval and Viking Age history and archaeology at UCL and the University of Cambridge. His most recent book, Viking London,has recently been published by William Collins.