Max Adams Talk Wed.14 July 2021


‘Vikings and Northumbrians: In bed with the enemy’ 

Wed. 14th July 2021 at 7pm

Entrance: £7 (free to Friends of Bailiffgate*) – includes a glass of wine & nibbles.

Doors open 6.30pm

(Why not become a Friend of Bailiffgate and enjoy free entry?)

Subject to Covid Guidance

                                                 Sorry, Sold Out. Please NOTE NEW VENUE   St James Church Centre, Pottergate, Alnwick, NE66 1JW.


As part of the celebration of their summer exhibition, ‘Vikings: Fact and Fiction’, Bailiffgate has invited Max Adams, critically acclaimed author, archaeologist, biographer and traveller to deliver an exclusive talk.  Max will be telling the story of the Northumbrian experience of the Viking Age in Alnwick on Wednesday 14th July at 7pm.

Booking Essential.  Max Adams will deliver his talk at the St James Church Centre, Pottergate, Alnwick, NE66 1JW. – doors open at 6.30 for talk at 7pm.  Wine and nibbles*.

*Subject to Covid guidance.

Your pre-booked ticket includes admission  to the Vikings: Fact & Fiction exhibition from 5.30 to 6.45pm on Wednesday 14th July.

The Northumbrian experience of the Viking Age was, to say the least, mixed.  Predatory raiders abducted monks from holy places.  Pagan kings set themselves up in the North and challenged the dominance of Northumbria’s traditional rulers.  The natives – kings and queens, priests and nuns, noble men and women, farmers and their families had to adapt to survive.  Max Adams tells their dramatic story: how native and foreigner merged into a new, hybrid, vibrant society.

Max says “’The Vikings may seem like aliens; but they were, like us, figures in a landscape; and to share a northern perspective on their fortunes in the heart of Northumbria’s ancient landscape, surrounded by their artefacts, is a special treat.’

Jane Mann, volunteer at Bailffgate says “Max is an exciting and skilled story teller who brings the Viking Age to life.   Using recent archaeological research and an extensive knowledge of his subject he throws new light on a time of political and cultural upheaval for Northumberland.  I can’t wait to settle down with a glass of wine and be transported back 1,000 years.’

Max will be available after the talk to sign copies of his books and discuss with members of the audience.



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