Thyra Dane

Author of Romance. Blogs about Scandinavia, Vikings and books.

Vikings are generally seen as dirty, bloodthirsty brutes, but is that really the truth? The answer can be found in complaints from contemporaries, in Viking graves and in the modern Scandinavian languages. Imagine a Viking. What do you see in your inner eye? Do you see a dirty man with wild hair, beard all over …

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I’m fascinated by Vikings and I’m a romantic by heart. So why not combine the two and write a Viking romance? Now you can pre-order The Jarl’s Challenge! In only five days YOU can read The Jarl’s Challenge. And you can pre-order it today. Check out my first romance if you’re more into contemporary romances …

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Mobility, knowledge, skill and the element of surprise. Those are some of the answers to how the Vikings seem to have won all their battles. Viking researcher Else Roesdahl answers the question about why Vikings were so superior in battles in this article (in Norwegian). “Archeological findings and written sources show that Vikings didn’t always …

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