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Did #Viking berserkers go #berserk?

This is a slightly modified and shortened extract from a paper I gave at the Unlocking the Vikings 2014 conference. One question I am almost invariably asked when I mention my thesis topic to people is, “How did berserkers go … Continue reading

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Vikingdom : The Blood Eclipse

Things I learnt about Vikings from watching this film: Thor dyes his hair. Is he going grey under that terrible red hairdo? And what about those red contact lenses? Thor takes fashion advice from Games Workshop Elves. Check that helmet … Continue reading

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How the Viking got his horns

Roberta Frank has shown how the ‘traditional’ horned helmet came to be associated with the Vikings. Carl Doepler was the costume designer for Wagner’s first Bayreuth production of Ring des Nibelungen in 1876, and he created a simple horned helmet … Continue reading

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