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FeatureThe Army that Walked on WaterFor the Swedish king Charles X Gustav, the freezing winter of 1658 provided a unique opportunity: to march across the ice and create a Scandinavian superkingdom.Christopher Gennari| Published inHistory TodayVolume 72 Issue 11 November 2022Charles X Gustav After Iv
How did a group of rowdy itinerant Scandinavians come to dominate swathes of Europe for more than two centuries? Alex Burghart tackles the big questions about the origins of the Normans and their enduring influence
A new major study captures a genetic history across Scandinavia over 2,000 years, from the Iron Age to the present day. The study reveals how the Viking Age changed Scandinavian migration and ancestry.
St Knut’s Day on January 13th signifies the end of Christmas in Scandinavia, with feasts, dancing, and people dressed up as creepy goats. So how did this Norse warrior become a celebrated martyr?
Norse legends tell the legendary Ynglings were descendants of the Norse gods and the oldest known Scandinavian King dynasty. In ancient times, they ruled as mighty kings in Sweden and Norway.
My novel, Sigurd’s Swords, takes place in the kingdom of the Rus’, known to early Scandinavians as Gardariki, or the “realm of towns.” I was extremely excited to dive into this new world of the past, though it did not come without its challenges. As with most research into the Viking Age, one must rely on sources written years and sometimes centuries after the events occur. Such was the case with Olaf Tryggvason and his time in Gardariki. For the most part, researching the setting revealed very
Christina here. As we’ve mentioned before, authors take any chance they can to do a bit of hands-on research when it’s on offer, and a couple of weeks ago I did just that – I tried my hand at Viking weaving! I’ve been a member of my local weaving guild for some years now, although I don’t attend very frequently as I don’t have time unfortunately. It all began with me doing a weekend course in Scandinavian band weaving, which of course sounded right up my street. Since one of my neighbours is Swedish as well, we decided to try...