Vikings

Depiction of the Varangian Guard (above) in the 11th century chronicle of John Skylitzes

Varangian Guard was an elite unit of the Byzantine Army from the tenth to the fourteenth century who served as personal bodyguards to the Byzantine emperors.

Medieval illumination depicting Kings Edmund Ironside (left) and Cnut (right), from the Chronica Majora written and illustrated by Matthew Paris.

Cnut the Great, a Norse ruler in the 11th century, established a vast North Sea empire, known for his wisdom and just rule, leaving a lasting Viking legacy.

Excerpt from folio 48r of Harley MS 2278. The scene depicts brothers Hinguar and Hubba slaying Christians in the north of England.

The Great Heathen Army: A Viking force like no other, sweeping across lands, leaving a trail of destruction and rewriting history.

Ragnar Lodbrok with sons Ivar and Ubba, 15th-century miniature in Harley MS 2278 folio 39r

Ragnar Lodbrok, the legendary Viking chieftain, continues to captivate imaginations with his audacious exploits and indomitable spirit.

Battle of Brunanburh

Brunanbruh, a legendary battle fought in the 10th century, that shaped the destiny of nations and left an indelible mark on Anglo-Saxon history.

The siege of Paris in 845

The Siege of Paris in 885AD by the Vikings was a pivotal moment in French history, marked by bloody battles and cunning tactics.

Effigy of Rollo of Normandy, Notre-Dame de Rouen

Rollo was a Viking warrior who became the first ruler of Normandy, France. He is known for his role in the Siege of Paris and the Norman Conquest of England.

Lyminge monastery in kent

Lyminge, a monastery in Kent, was found to be more resilient to Viking attacks than previously believed, according to research by the University of Reading.

Excerpt from folio 47v of Harley MS 2278. The scene depicts Hinguar and Hubba setting out to avenge their father, Lothbrok

Ivar's Invasion: The mysterious Viking leader known as Ivar the Boneless left a lasting impact in England and Ireland. Uncover his legends and facts.

Legacy of the Viking Age - Landing of a Viking fleet at Dublin

Legacy of the Viking Age: A profound impact on European history seen in names, traditions, and cultural heritage of Northern Europe.

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