Dan Snow will tell the story of the Viking expansion across the North Atlantic to the New World. What does the archeology tell us? How did they navigate across the vast expanse of ocean and why did they use reindeer droppings as a preservative? Dan has followed the Vikings from Estonia to Newfoundland for a recent programme for BBC1 and will share what he learnt about their remarkable story.
Festival talks by Dan Snow
Our annual comedy history panel show returns this year with our host, Charlie Higson, back in the chair and stellar teams of historians and comedians. Irreverent and outrageous, it is the history show that delves deep into the past and winkles out the famous, the infamous, the forgotten and the, frankly, fatuous moments from history.