Viking Age Iceland: Icelandic Law

This 73 of our ongoing series about Viking Age Iceland. For centuries, this island country, unique in Medieval Europe, operated with no king, no great lords, no foreign policy, and no defense forces but which developed legal and judicial systems to limit the violence of bloodfeud and protect the rights of freemen. Far out in the North Atlantic, Iceland was where the famousContinue reading “Viking Age Iceland: Icelandic Law”

Archaeologists discovered a Medieval shipwreck in near perfect condition at the bottom of Norway’s largest lake

To see more Viking articles, click here. By Erin Snodgrass  A team of Norwegian researchers uncovered a maritime miracle while mapping a massive lake bed last month. Archaeologists discovered a near-pristine shipwreck they believe to be up to 700 years old at the bottom of Norway’s largest lake, Mjøsa, during a government research mission.   TheContinue reading “Archaeologists discovered a Medieval shipwreck in near perfect condition at the bottom of Norway’s largest lake”

Viking Age Iceland: Ulfar’s Land Shifts to Arnkel

This 72 of our ongoing series about Viking Age Iceland. For centuries, this island country, unique in Medieval Europe, operated with no king, no great lords, no foreign policy, and no defense forces but which developed legal and judicial systems to limit the violence of bloodfeud and protect the rights of freemen. Far out in the North Atlantic, Iceland was where the famousContinue reading “Viking Age Iceland: Ulfar’s Land Shifts to Arnkel”