Jorvik Viking Festival 2018

The rival armies of the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons marched through York City today before meeting in a final battle to determine the future of the British Isles during the Jorvik Viking Festival.

The annual week-long Jorvik Viking Festival held in the city is recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe.

The festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s rich Norse heritage and commemorates a seminal moment in British history, the arrival and conquest of England by the Viking Army in AD 866.

A programme of events such as living history encampments, walks, talks, tours and combat performances entertain and educate visitors to the festival.

I was covering the event today on assignment for Getty Images…here’s a few from the day:

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Images (c) Ian Forsyth 2018/ Getty Images

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