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Did you see a replica Viking ship sailing along the Thames today? We were filming for next week's #VikingsLive!
Lots of #VikingsLive excitement today, but we’ve not forgotten it's Leonardo's birthday! ow.ly/vOHtC pic.twitter.com/QybXBWEFWs
Liked #VikingsLive tweets today? Ship owner Russell Scott is @Clontarf2014 this wknd re-enacting the famous battle! pic.twitter.com/bz0zOgwgfF
We're nearing the end of our river voyage now. Huge thanks to all who have supported our Vikings along the way #VikingsLive
You can read more about the Vikings in London - their ships, raids & kings - in this great blog post: blog.britishmuseum.org/2014/01/31/the… #VikingsLive
England had 4 ‘Viking’ Kings - Svein Forkbeard, his son Cnut the Great and his two sons Harald ‘Harefoot’ and Harthacnut #VikingsLive
The oldest part of Tower of London was built by William the Conqueror. His great-great-great-great grandfather was Viking chief called Rollo
The Vikings look pretty happy (and fearsome) as we go back under Tower Bridge #VikingsLive pic.twitter.com/C1zP3oniR8
We think the stainless steel frame holding the timbers of Roskilde 6 in #VikingExhibition is a stunning modern sculpture in its own right
Afternoon @BFI! What’s your favourite Viking film? #VikingsLive pic.twitter.com/9xTU9uNB6G
In the long tradition of Viking exhibitionism, our crew of Vikings are posing for the national press! #VikingsLive pic.twitter.com/2mtGDeKVut
Enjoying our #VikingsLive tweets from the Thames today? Make sure you get tickets to next week's live broadcast! ow.ly/vNPjo
Our Vikings have their sights set on Westminster... Look out @UKParliament! #VikingsLive pic.twitter.com/KjkfLPPzUg
The oldest surviving parliament in the world – the Allthing - was founded by the Vikings in Iceland #VikingsLive pic.twitter.com/uv6Ca8lABn
Passing @TheLondonEye now. The herring in the Aquarium here would make a very tasty Viking supper! pic.twitter.com/QGr8vVXyow
But Vikings have left biggest mark on Heavy Metal. Scandinavia has more metal bands per capita than anywhere in the world! #VikingsLive
Good afternoon @southbankcentre! The image of the Vikings has long been popular in classical music #VikingsLive pic.twitter.com/9yxFXhrUmc
Macbeth is even more relevant to Vikings. ‘Old Siward’ represents a Viking warlord who defeated the Scottish King Mac Bethad mac Findlaich
Hello @The_Globe! Did you know that Hamlet may be based on old Scandinavian legends? #VikingsLive
St Magnus the Martyr Church here is dedicated to a Viking saint known for preferring to pray for (rather than prey on) people #VikingsLive
There are several dedications to Olaf nearby, including St Olave’s Church on Hart St (N of river) and Olaf House (S of river) #VikingsLive
Icelandic sagas suggest that Viking King Olaf pulled down London Bridge to help English King AEthelred regain his throne #VikingsLive