Smallpox had reached northern Europe by the Viking Age.
796 – Death of Offa of Mercia
1030 – Battle of Stiklestad
Two different approaches to the history of the year 1000.
Oh dear. Another “Viking revenge saga” is in the making. The Northman will star Nicole Kidman, the Skarsgård brothers join, as does William Dafoe, it’s directed by Rob Eggers. Turns out a whole set was built on the Atlantic coast in Ireland, and then deserted due to Covid-19. See Belfast Live. Andhere did I hear the abandoned-movie-set line before? Ah yes…. in Iceland.
864 – Edict of Pistres.
Oslo will have a new tram line, but before it does, archaeologists have the chance to excavate. This has resulted in the discovery of a medieval mass grave. Read more on Archeaology News Network.