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Erasmus break in Stokholm, Sweden

I went to Sweden 2 years ago to do my Erasmus back there. Sweden was quite of a dream for me, I always wanted to go to Scandinavia and so when I had the opportunity to go there for my studies, I took this opportunity. 504 kata lagi

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Stavanger from above

With a town so rich with stories, there is much to see and do. A few kilometers outside Stavanger center you find Ullandhaug Tower, a modern communication tower built on top of a hill where previously Harald’s Tower stood. 200 kata lagi

Norway

Hva er et vikingmarked?

Den eneste regionen i Nord Norge som hittil har hatt et vikingmarked er Lofoten med sitt marked på Borg, og siden mange nordmenn fortsatt heller reiser på ferie til utlandet enn å utforske sitt eget land så er det nok slik at konseptet vikingmarked er ukjent for mange. 554 kata lagi

Viking

THE THUNDER BOLT OF THE NORTH I

Harald Hardrada

Olaf the Stout’s half-brother, Harald, would be known in later life as Harald Hardraada – if Aethelred had been Unraed, ‘ill-advised’ then Harald was ‘severe in counsel’, ‘hard-ruling’ or simply Ruthless. 3.149 kata lagi

Biography

THE THUNDER BOLT OF THE NORTH II

George Maniakes – Strategos attacking a Syrian horseman in the foreground, while Harald Hardrada and his Varagians await the enemy.

Once again, the sources are unclear. 2.598 kata lagi

Biography

THE THUNDER BOLT OF THE NORTH III

On September 25th, along the road to York at a river crossing called Stamford Bridge, the English met Hardrada and the Norse army marching from their camp on the coast to take the surrender of York. 2.955 kata lagi

British

Book Review: My Name Is Leon

My Name Is Leon, by Kit de Waal, is a poignant, honest, deeply moving tale of a child in care told from his point of view. 492 kata lagi

Book Review