The vikings ran out of gas as they were Christianized. I am not sorry to see it. The Vikings were vicious predators. Consider their attack on the monastery at Lindisfarne.
You're running them out of gas a little early! Consider Sigurd the Crusader, or Harald Hardrada fighting the Muslims in Sicily.
Thanks for sharing this. I hadn't seen it before. I've been to Stavanger Cathedral (the wife of one of my cousins used to help clean the place), and I once had lunch with a Stavanger archaeologist. He smiled at my contention that Erling Skjalgsson (hero of my novels) founded Stavanger around 1000 AD--but novelists are permitted to make that kind of guess.If you read "West Oversea," you'll see the account of how I ruffled some local feathers in a newspaper interview, when I made an ill-advised comment on Erling and early Stavanger to a reporter from the "Stavanger Aftenblad."
Thank you, Lars. That reminds me of something I've been meaning to do.
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