There was pillaging and plundering galore when the vikings invaded Chalfont St Giles.

More than 800 people watched skirmishes and brutal combat displays at the Chiltern Open Air Musem on Sunday (August 21).

But the vicious vikings also had a heart too as visitors learnt about viking life, tool production, coin making, the purpose of the loom, tablet weaving and the type of cooking they did.

Children were invited to join the Kiddie Vike where they were trained to be warriors.

Having completed their training they then bravely battled the vicious Vikings and defeated them gloriously, slaying them all.

Museum director Sue Shave said: “Our visitors just loved seeing the Vikings in action, the re-enactors really brought the site to life.

“There were lots of boos and cheers from the crowd making it a really fun atmosphere, and a brilliant way to learn about history.”