Watch our friend at DarkHorse create a Viking round shield from scratch.
A tutorial / instructional video on the creation a Viking round shield, Magnus uses plywood; with a rope, and rawhide edge. Tricks for making the shield look like it's put together with planks, and a the creation of a shield handle that actually has another video on an alternate shield handle design.
Normans were the people who gave their name to Normandy, a region in northern France. They were descended from Viking conquerors lead by Rollo of the territory and the native Merovingian culture formed from Germanic Franks and Romanised Gauls. Their identity emerged initially in the first half of the 10th century, and gradually evolved over succeeding centuries.