Literacy and Christianity

A young Danish soldier, stepping from a ship onto the shore of East Anglia in 866 would probably never have seen a book. He would equally never have seen or touched a page of skin bearing ink markings of cursive script. He would have been familiar with runes, slashed...

The ‘Viking’ invention

The word ‘Viking’ was first used in a publication entitled The History of the Anglo-Saxons by the imaginative antiquarian Sharon Turner ( a male person) who referred to Sea-kings and Vikingr and to the land of Vikia in Norway (which cannot be found on Google Maps)....
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