Ryan Reeves (Ph.D. Cambridge) explains the encroachments that Vikings made upon Christendom, and the activities of the Lindnisfarne monastery among others, which were subjected to continual raids and periodic episodes of plunder at the hands of the pagan Vikings. The cultural exchange that transpired between pagan Norsemen and the Christian Anglo-Saxons and Britons that they […]
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).
by Ryan Setliff Thomas Cranmer, serving as Archbishop of Canterbury, played a pivotal role in the English Reformation of the church. When he first heard news about his appointment while away in continental Europe, he shrugged off the notion, even delaying his return in hopes an impatient Henry VIII would appoint another party. His initial […]