Archaeologists believe that they have identified one of the Norse ‘Thing’ sites on the island Bute.
Archaeologists have discovered what appears to be a Viking navigational sundial. Continue reading “Viking ‘sunstones’ put to the test”
25 September – On this day
The Battle of Stamford Bridge took place at the village of Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, in England on this day in 1066, between an English army under King Harold Godwinson and an invading Norwegian force led by King Harald Hardrada. Continue reading “1066 – The Battle of Stamford Bridge and the end of the Viking invasions of England”
20 September – On this day
The Battle of Fulford (also known as Fulford Gate) was fought at the place identified by Symeon of Durham as the village of Fulford near York in England, on this day in 1066, when King Harald III of Norway, also known as Harald Hardrada (Old Norse, meaning “hard ruler”), and Tostig Godwinson, his English ally, fought and defeated the ‘Northern’ Earls Edwin (Earl of Mercia) and Morcar (Earl of Northumbria). Continue reading “1066 – The Battle of Fulford”
In an innovative new program Seljord folk high school in Telemark Norway gives students the opportunity to learn viking skills and crafts. Continue reading “School program uses experimental archaeology to learn to live like a Viking”