Blog Series

422px-LindisfarneFol27rIncipitMattBEGINNING NOW IS A BLOG SERIES THAT TELL OF THE SCANDINAVIANS AND THE VIKING AGE.

WHAT was the CATALYSTS that CREATED the SCANDINAVIAN’S marauding TO THE SOUTH, EAST AND WEST of their HOMELANDS ?

AND WHY THEY DISAPPEARED—ALMOST AS QUICKLY AS THEY ARRIVED.

STAY TUNED…
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THE SCANDINAVIANS AND THE VIKING AGE and other noteworthy bits of information.

what’s that picture over there about? it’s a page from the Lindisfarne folio 27 Manuscript, and a beautiful example of what the monks were creating about the time they were sacked by the Vikings in the late 8th century.

The Vikings!

Viking-Warrior-Posters

It is amazing how similar events across the world seem to gravitate in close proximity toward our awareness; showing themselves in a surprising cluster of moments. Cultural forewarnings relay the sinister side of this rationale, such as three on a match or misfortune happening in threes —providing us with the more memorable proof of this. Possibly it has to do with social consciousness, as we all are surely connected in one way or another —or because of our characteristically herd nature. It does not seem to take us long at all to go where someone else is looking—whether it is in science, politics, bargain sales, killing sprees or entertainment —or the simple wearing of pants lower than the hipbone in the more painfully obvious display of how easily we follow any manner of trends. However fortunate, this herd characteristic includes the whole human race, not only one population or natio [Read more…]