The Viking Wars During the bleak years of the Dark Ages, fierce warriors of Scandinavia ravaged Britain. It was the Age of the Vikings and this is their story. This episode includes dramatic battle footage shot on the Holy Island of Lindesfarne, combined with extracts from the Anglo-Saxon chronicle to paint a vivid picture of the age of the Vikings. Crusades This superb programme tells of the generations of knights who marched to do battle in the Holy Lands. For nearly two centuries, generations of knights from England and Western Europe marched to do battle with the Saracen armies occupying the Holy Land. Most famous of all was Richard the Lionheart's struggle with the Emperor Saladin on the burning sands of Palestine in 1190.