History by Peoples
A profile of the Basques, one of Europe's oldest surviving peoples.
An overview of The Normans, a people perhaps most famous for conquering England.
A profile of the Picts, an ancient people from Scotland.
An Overview of the Vikings, remembered as fierce raiders and travellers.
A profile of the Visigoths, active in the late Roman / early medieval period.
Did Vikings Wear Horned Helmets?
This entry in our Historical Myths series tackles the question of the Viking horned helmet.
The Early to Medieval Peoples of Europe
Richard Hooker's 'European Middle Ages' course covers a number of the continent’s peoples, but begins with this page, a history of ethnic development from 6000 BC until 500 BC. From there you can navigate to pages on the Celts, Germans, Norse and more.
Who were the Franks, and why were they important?