In-depth information about the Thing sites and their history. Thing sites are the assembly sites spread across North West Europe as a result of the Viking diaspora and Norse settlements. Viking-age things were public assemblies of the free men and functioned as both parliaments and courts.
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Thynghowe & Birklands BBC Radio 4 April 9th 2011
Recent Survey of Thynghowe Photo Stuart Reddish
For this week's BBC Open Country, Richard Uridge is in the Birklands area of Sherwood Forest finding out about its ancient past when he visits Thynghowe, an ancient open-air meeting place where hundreds of Vikings gathered to make important decisions.
Presenter: Richard Uridge
Producer: Helen Chetwynd. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0103z1x