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Pagans and Christians - Fully Booked

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Wednesday 24 January 2018
Djanogly Theatre
Admission free
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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that Guðrum, one of the leaders of the Great Viking Army, was baptised in 878 with thirty of his men after their defeat by Alfred the Great. The conversion to Christianity was part of the process of the formation of the Danelaw. Professor Lesley Abrams of the University of Oxford will discuss the religious identity of Viking armies and Scandinavian settlers in this period.