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Egill’s Saga: A Viking’s Legend

The Icelandic Sagas are some of the greatest works of literature ever devised. They tell the stories of the first Viking settlers on Iceland, based on real people, and written in the manner of Lord of the Rings (Tolkien in fact used the sagas as inspiration for his writings). One of my favorite of the […]

Brunanburh: The Battle that Created England

In Britain one of the first things we learn in history lessons is the Norman conquest of England in 1066. This was when Saxon rule was overthrown by Duke William of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings. It is from this point that our lessons on the history of England truly begin. A number of […]