Vikings

The Vinland Map

by Daniel Russ on August 11, 2015

  In 1957, a book curator John Davis, and a book collector Enzio Ferrario walked into the offices of the British Museum and carrying what they claimed to be a Viking map that delineated what must be America, about 50 years before Columbus. It was accompanied by a book of sagas about the Vikings. We […]

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  Beachcombing, blogrolled, here talks about a display of Viking accoutrements over three centuries on display at the British Museum and the stories these historical items tell. The Vikings are of course remembered most for their unbridled and furious savagery. Sinewy armored strainers with long swords and long ships suddenly sprang upon the English coast […]

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The Vikings Weren’t Always That Brave.

August 15, 2012

  They Were Not Perfectly Brave.   In fact, the Vikings did so well at warfare for as much knowing when not to fight as when to attack. They were ambush warriors operating mostly as guerrillas, launching sudden and ferocious sneak attacks. Frankly most of the people they fought were parents and children and unarmed […]

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What Ever Happened To The Vikings In North America? Wonderful Discussion From Beachcombing.

April 12, 2011

    Forget Moses praying in the Desert, Luther getting temperamental at Wittenberg, the sword of Islam lifting above Medina, the signing of the Bill of Rights, the opening of the Bridgewater Canal and the explosion of Little Boy at Hiroshima. In the last three thousand years by far the most important historical event was the discovery […]

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Berserkers.

March 29, 2011
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The Vikings were traders and warriors who raided and wrought hell in a paroxysm of expansion throughout Europe and the north Atlantic countries for almost 300 years from. From the 8th century to the 11th century their reputation as warriors who fought with mad unthinking fury spread as they conquered. Vikings had complex social systems, […]

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51 Headless Vikings.

March 12, 2010

“Mystery has surrounded the identity of the group since they were discovered at Ridgeway Hill, near Weymouth, in June. Analysis of teeth from 10 of the men revealed they had grown up in countries with a colder climate than Britain’s. Archaeologists from Oxford believe the men were probably executed by local Anglo Saxons in front […]

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