Monday, 3 December 2012

Battle of Largs

BBC2 Scotland devotes a special programme to the Battle of Largs in an hour long documentary to be broadcast on Friday 14 December from 9pm. 

The Battle of Largs in 1263 was the last time a Norse army fought on British soil. The battle might have ended in bloody stalemate but it marked the beginning of the end of Norse power in Scotland.

This documentary 'The Last Battle of the Vikings' presented by underwater archaeologist Dr Jon Henderson, who grew up near the battle ground in Largs, examines how a few Viking war bands from the Norwegian fjords managed to establish the longest lasting Norse power base in the British isles - and how that Viking influence reverberated through the centuries.

1 comment:

  1. Thotoughly enjoyed the programme. What beautiful place we live in !