Eleanor Barraclough

Eleanor Barraclough

Eleanor Barraclough is a historian, broadcaster and writer based at Durham University, where she is Associate Professor of Medieval History and Literature. Much of her research and teaching has explored the cultures, literatures and languages of the medieval north, particularly Viking Age history and Old Norse-Icelandic literature. She also teaches Old English language and literature.

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  1. Speakers Corner: Speak Like a Viking
    Speakers Corner: Speak Like a Viking

    Family Ticket: 2 adults, 3 children; Child Ticket: aged 5-15; Under 5: FREE

    For the young and young-at-heart. Set sail for the Speakers Corner and join in some Viking Age storytelling with Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough. But it's not just about anger, ransacking, slaughter -- bring your cakes, glitter and freckles, get ready for hugs and happiness, and learn just how much you might already speak like a Viking...

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme.

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

    £0.00
  2. 116. BEYOND THE NORTHLANDS: VIKING VOYAGES AND THE OLD NORSE SAGAS
    116. BEYOND THE NORTHLANDS: VIKING VOYAGES AND THE OLD NORSE SAGAS

    Family Ticket: 2 adults, 3 children; Child Ticket: aged 5-15; Under 5: FREE

    In the dying days of the eighth century, the Vikings erupted onto the international stage with brutal raids and slaughter. But this is far from the whole story of medieval Norse activities abroad. The Norse travelled to all corners of the medieval world and beyond; north to the wastelands of Arctic Scandinavia, south to the politically turbulent heartlands of medieval Christendom, west across the wild seas to Greenland and the fringes of the North American continent, and east down the Russian waterways, trading silver, skins, and slaves. In conversation with Dan Snow, historian Eleanor Barraclough will talk about this world through the stories that the Norse told about themselves in their own words, through the Old Norse-Icelandic sagas.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme.

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

    £0.00
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