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The Greenland Vikings – Land of the Midnight Sun

The Fall of Civilizations has produced a most excellent documentary on The Greenland Vikings – Land of the Midnight Sun: “One of the most unlikely tales of a society’s fall is the incredible saga of the Vikings of Greenland. Find out how these European settlers built a society on the farthest edge of their world, […]

How the Norse became Christian and the Christianization of Scandinavia

Kings and Generals explains how the Norse became Christian and the subsequent Christianization of Scandinavia. The conversion was precipitated by the pagan Scandinavians’ conflict with Christian Anglo-Saxons, Britons, and Franks to the south and west. The picture above depicts ‘Ansgar Preaches the Christian Doctrine in Sweden” by Hugo Hamilton (1830).