Updated the Gjellestad ship article with an absolutely stunning visual reconstruction of the archaeological site. I wish they did this of each and every archaeological project out there (and my wishful thinking continues…)!
In the eighteenth century, a Swedish runestone moved from Sweden to Scotland. Recently, they moved the stone for the third time. Find out where it ended up!
Great podcast on Viking Women on History Extra. Aired only yesterday. Happy listening!
How brilliant is this? A great video from Medievalists.net by the 5-minute medievalist, Danièle Cybulskie: The Middle Ages for Kids.
1043 – Coronation of Edward the Confessor, King of England. Related article: Who’s Who in the Viking Age. See also Brick to the Past’s blog on Edward the Confessor.
742/47 – Birth of Charlemagne. This man starts off as king of the Franks, but will rule most of the European continent as Holy Roman Emperor. Related articles: The Ludwigslied Series.