Viking Age Iceland: Leadership

This is Part 7 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 theContinue reading “Viking Age Iceland: Leadership”

Several Erotic Medieval Runic Inscriptions Found in Bergen

To see more Viking articles, click here. BY THORNEWS There have so far been found about 700 runic inscriptions dating back to the 14th century in the Bryggen area in Bergen, Western Norway. Several of the inscriptions have a short and erotic message carved into a flat stick of wood, showing that young men have notContinue reading “Several Erotic Medieval Runic Inscriptions Found in Bergen”