Repton and the Legacy of the Viking Great Army

Lunchtime Talk

In 873 the Viking Great Army attacked the monastery in Repton, forcing the Mercian king to flee the country and installing a puppet king in his place. 1100 years later, excavations uncovered a large defensive ditch, several distinctly Scandinavian graves, and a mound containing the remains of nearly 300 people. This talk presents new scientific analyses of the burials at Repton, bringing us closer to uncovering the identities of those buried there. In addition, results of new excavations have provided a better understanding of the Viking winter camp. Put together, this new evidence allows for a reassessment of the Viking presence in Repton and the legacy the Great Army left behind.

Cat Jarman
​Wednesday 28 February 2018



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