Viking Divisions

So the Vikings weren’t all terrible rapists and pillagers, but only the Danes! Norwegians were brave explorers, Swedes enterprising merchants to the south and east. That fits in with the early history of the part of England I come from, where our bloodthirsty, axe-wielding oppressors were always called ‘Danes’. And with Kajsa’s insistence that the Swedes were never part of that tradition, but always peaceful Social Democrats at heart, with a useful side-line in flat-packed furniture.

Not sure about its depiction of the English…


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Retired academic, author, historian.
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