Please note this event has already taken place and you are viewing an archived page of the Lakeside website.
For a list of current events, exhibitions and workshops, please click on 'What's On' in the menu above
Pagans and Christians - Fully Booked
This event is now fully booked, please call Box Office on 0115 846 7777 if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
If you are booked in to this event and can no longer attend, please contact Box Office on 0115 846 7777 or email email@example.com
Wednesday 24 January 2018
Places are limited so please book in advance on 0115 846 7777
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.