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BBC - The Last Battle of the Vikings (2012) 1080p HDTV x265 AAC MVGroup

BBC - The Last Battle of the Vikings (2012) 1080p HDTV x265 AAC MVGroup

Language: English
57 min 16 s | 1.04 GiB | 2 606 kb/s | Matroska | 1920x1080 | AAC 48.0 kHz 2 channels 132 kb/s
Genre: Documentary

Nowhere in the British Isles was the Viking connection longer-lasting or deeper than in Scotland. Hundreds of years after their first hit-and-run raids, the Norsemen still dominated huge swathes of the country. But storm clouds were gathering. In 1263 the Norwegian king Haakon IV assembled a fleet of 120 longships to counter Scottish raids on the Norse Hebrides. It was a force comparable in size to the Spanish Armada over three centuries later. But like the Armada, the Norse fleet was eventually defeated by a powerful storm. Driven ashore near present-day Largs, the beleaguered Norsemen were attacked by a Scottish army. The outcome of this vicious encounter would mark the beginning of the end of Norse power in Scotland.

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