SBS - The Last Battle of the Vikings (2012)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 1754 Kbps | 57mn 13s | 785 MB
Audio: English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, History
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.