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Historical sources rundown

A lot of what we know about the history of the Dark Ages comes from written documents of the time such as land grants, wills, sagas, chronicles and annals either written during the period under study or soon after. For the information i need when writing historical fiction and blog posts i try and use… Continue reading Historical sources rundown

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Death of Lodbrok, According to Roger of Wendover

This is an interesting version of Ragnar Lodbrok’s death I found in Roger of Wendover’s Flores Historiarum from the 13th century. Traditionally, the story goes that after coming to the Northumbrian court, Lodbrok is thrown into a pit of vipers by King Aelle, resulting in his children attacking York years later in revenge. Rodger of… Continue reading Death of Lodbrok, According to Roger of Wendover