Category Archives: Vikings

It’s Reigning Men: The use and abuse of Viking masculinity

This is an edited version of the paper I gave at the Midlands Viking Symposium on 27th April 2019. The Midlands Viking Symposium is a regional public engagement event that was started by Dr Christina Lee in 2005 to showcase … Continue reading

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Viking: The Darkest Day (Movie)

I’m a bit behind on Viking movies, and especially on writing up those I have watched, but I finally got around to watching Viking: The Darkest Day. It’s 793 and the Vikings have found their way to Lindisfarne. The movie … Continue reading

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#Viking is not a verb!

I have expanded this blog post in the light of comments received on Twitter, and to clarify a couple of issues that were not expressed particularly clearly when it began its life as a short rant. I fear I neglect … Continue reading

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Northmen – A #Viking Buddy Movie

Can’t believe how long it is since I first drafted this post. I guess that tells you something about the movie and my enthusiasm for it. Anyway, here it is now, in all its stream-of-consciousness glory. In northern Europe in … Continue reading

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Norwegian #Food: How #Vikings invented Norwegian delicacies

Over on Thomo’s Hole he has a handy guide to how Norwegian cuisine was invented. I heartily recommend reading it before you head over to Scandinavia. I fear that much Scandinavian food was invented in the same way. Just follow … Continue reading

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#Vikings: The #Berserkers (2014) – A Review of Sorts #Movies

A random corvid does not Odin’s presence betoken. In the earliest scene where a young man has his heart cut out and held up to the camera, the scene cuts to a close-up of a jackdaw. I guess the producers … Continue reading

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