Today is officially Leif Erikson Day. Commemorated as a national holiday by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, the holiday is an observance of Leif… Read More »Today in Medieval History: Happy Leif Erikson Day!
From The Local (Swedish news): A bronze, Viking-era “piggy-bank” containing thousands silver coins dating from the 11th century has been unearthed on the Baltic island of Gotland… Read More »Viking-era ‘piggy bank’ yields silver treasure
The sack of Lindisfarne Abbey is considered by many historians to begin the period of the Viking invasions of England. It is mentioned briefly in… Read More »The Viking Invasion of England: Lindisfarne Abbey