Discover the dramatic story of history s most famous invaders. Whether through their iconic dress, helmets and weapons, their warships, their legends or their tradition of aggressive exploration, it seems everyone is familiar with the Vikings in some way. But what is the truth that lies behind the myths and legends? Discover the realities of Viking life through three revealing documentaries, and find the answers to many questions thrown up by history. Were Viking warriors really as tough as the legends say? How were they able to travel so far across unknown seas, in search of new lands? And could it really be true that a Viking explorer discovered North America almost 500 years before Christopher Columbus? Vikings will always hold a strong public appeal due to the mix of adventure and violence in their history. From Kirk Douglas in 1958 s The Vikings through to Mel Gibson s planned Viking drama (currently in development), the exciting and highly visual story of the Vikings will run and run! Great three-disc set includes documentaries focusing on the famous and fearsome Viking ships, as well as the legendary Viking explorer Leif Ericson.