The strongest Danish kings of the Viking Age reigned late 10th, early 11th Centuries, their names synonymous with Denmark's zenith, Harald Gormsson, Svein 'Forkbeard' Haraldsson, Knut Sveinsson.
Ship sizes in the Viking Age varied according to use. King Aelfred had some of the biggest ships of the age. Trading vessels were broader and higher for cargo, warships longer and lower for speed.
The Vikings influence every settlement they visited. Those Vikings who permanently settled left a lasting impact on the population and heritage.
Wondered how Irish blood came to Iceland or Norway; blonde, blue-eyed people came to the East? Long before Africans were sold in the Americas Vikings had a roaring trade in thralls across the seas.
The dawn of time, dark, cold on one hand, molten rock on the other, a void between filled by Odin and his brothers with a new world. Giants, dark elves and dwarves dwell beneath hills in caverns...
Shape-Shifter Loki has been up to his tricks again, and Tyr pays with his hand to get one of the Sly One's 'little monsters' under control!
A Viking hoard, covered by a lead sheet, found near the Lancashire coast tells of 9th C conflict between King Aelfred and his nephew Aethelwold. Rare coins and arm-rings from the Danelaw and Jorvik.
King of the Franks, Charlemagne’s military conquests and forceful propagation of Christianity posed a threat to the existence of the Pagan Vikings. This may be a reason for the famous Viking raids.
A brief history of Man, its Celtic and Norse crosses and an array of kings from the 9th-12th Centuries (some of which are shrouded in mystery).
The Vikings from raiders and traders to empire builders, Europe could not have been the same without them. Russia could never have influenced the east, Britain would have stayed a peaceful backwater.