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Warriors Of No Nation

Eleanor Barraclough | History Today | 10th April 2019

The “Viking stereotype” of “blond men sailing grey seas under northern skies” has inspired many misplaced ideas of “racial and cultural purity” that would have been “alien to the medieval Nordic world”. Which is not to say that the Vikings were liberal humanists; you would not hav…

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