Summer Lectures: How the Vikings changed Ryedale and the Yorkshire Wolds

Saturday 22nd September, 2-5pm

The Vikings on Our Land: How the Vikings Changed Ryedale and the Yorkshire Wolds

“And they proceeded to plough and to support themselves…”: The Viking Great Army and East Yorkshire in AD 875-6

Professor Julian Richards

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle famously relates that after their winter camp of 873-4 the Viking Great Army split in two. One part, under its leader Healfdene, headed north to Northumbria where, the following year, he “shared out the land of the Northumbrians and they proceeded to plough and to support themselves.”  The archaeological signature of the Viking Great Army, has been traced at many rural sites in Yorkshire. This lecture will present that evidence for this, and demonstrate the significant impact of Healfdene and his followers on Anglo-Saxon settlement in East Yorkshire.

The creation of rural communities in the Vale of Pickering and on the northern Wolds between the 7th and 11th centuries AD

Dr Stuart Wrathmell

The Domesday Book, compiled in the late 11th century, contains the names of most of the village communities that can be found today in the Vale of Pickering and on the northern Wolds. This lecture will explore the evidence relating to the emergence of these communities, their settlements and their farmlands, in the centuries before the Norman conquest.

Booking Information

Key information

The lectures at Malton Museum will be held in the Assembly Rooms, which are situated up a flight of stairs. Unfortunately, due to the age of the building, there is currently no lift access available.

How to find us

We are located on the B1248 Yorkersgate in Malton. Our nearest car parks are Market Place which is free after 6pm, and Water Lane – pay and display. Our postcode for sat nav instructions is YO17 7AB.

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