viking women

Forget The Handmaiden’s Tale – Shield Maidens arrive in York

Forget The Handmaiden’s Tale – Shield Maidens arrive in York

Here come the girls – and they are armed to the teeth! Straight from the Viking sagas, visitors to York this February will see Norse warrior women fighting alongside – and occasionally leading – male warriors, as the JORVIK Viking Festival explores the untold stories of women in the Viking age.

Magical relics join displays at JORVIK Viking Centre’s celebration of Viking women

Magical relics join displays at JORVIK Viking Centre’s celebration of Viking women

The importance of the mystical Viking role of ‘seer’ is being retold at JORVIK Viking Centre with the arrival of a series of artefacts discovered in the Isle of Man and Orkney to coincide with this year’s theme for JORVIK Viking Festival – the untold story of women in the Viking age.

JORVIK Viking Festival brings females to the fore – full programme now released

JORVIK Viking Festival brings females to the fore – full programme now released

The packed list of events for the 2019 JORVIK Viking Festival, which takes place in York from Wednesday 20 to Wednesday 27 February, has now been revealed, with the forgotten stories of Viking women and the influence they wielded weaving a thread throughout the fantastic festival programme.