Virtual Branch recording: Empires of the Normans

Virtual Branch Film

By Dr Levi Roach, published 3rd October 2023

How did descendants of Viking marauders come to dominate Western Europe and the Mediterranean, from the British Isles to North Africa, and Lisbon to the Holy Land and the Middle East?

In this Virtual Branch talk Levi Roach, author of Empires of the Normans, tells a tale of ambitious adventures and fierce freebooters, of fortunes made and fortunes lost. He reveals how the Normans combined military might and political savvy with deeply held religious beliefs and a profound sense of their own destiny. For a century and a half, they remade Europe in their own image, and yet their heritage has been largely forgotten.

This Virtual Branch Lecture was recorded on 26 September 2023.

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