Viking Era

Indicators of prices in Viking era

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What did it cost to arm a Viking warrior? Without contemporary writing, it is difficult to determine. Several books and articles provide some hints. Viking: The Norse Warrior’s [Unofficial] Manual by John Haywood provides an entertaining view of Viking life. The book is presented as an unofficial guide to young men considering their future as […]

Viking Era

Logistics for a Viking force in the field – part 2

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Let’s take another look at logistics for a Viking army. In about 868, Ivar the Boneless, one of Ragnar Lothbrok’s four sons, fortified Nottingham. (Cross post from Attestation Update.) A fun book, The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings by Lars Brownworth, described this campaign and its logistics. King Burghred of Mercia combined forces […]