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Vanquishing the Vikings

Discussion in 'Military History' started by GRW, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. scipio

    scipio Member

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    What a huge monster!
     
  2. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Aye, I think "troop carrier" was a pretty good choice of words!
     
  3. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    *bump* for an update of the Battle of Fulford-

    "Combatants are squaring up to do battle over the fate of a Yorkshire field more than 1,000 years after they say an earlier battle was fought there that helped to change the course of British history. Rival groups have issued a call to arms over the future of what some historians claim is the true site of the “forgotten” Battle of Fulford in September 1066. Local historians are fighting a rearguard action over developers’ plans to build 600 homes on a field near York which they say is the site of the historic battle.
    The Battle of Fulford is where an invading Viking army defeated an Anglo-Saxon force led by the northern earls, Edwin and Morcar. Historians say the battle is important because the defeat forced the Anglo-Saxon king, Harold Godwinson, to march his army north to fight and defeat the invaders at the Battle of Stamford Bridge five days later. Although victorious, Harold’s forces suffered losses at Stamford Bridge and were exhausted after the march, and the campaign in the north diverted the king’s attention away from the south coast, where William of Normandy launched his invasion."
    http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/04/2013/71391?
     
  4. texson66

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    I doubt the show is available in the UK for now, but see what the History Channel has attempted... (not strictly historical but a lot of detail in the production)

    http://www.history.com/shows/vikings
     
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    I'm loving every episode of that show!
     
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    I am rather disappointed to see you refer to him by that name, which is a translation of a translation of his real name.
     
  7. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Just trying to avoid confusion, since that's how he's almost universally known these days.
     
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    Unfortunately you are correct. I was reading a biography of Alfred the Great not too long ago and they refered to Karl der Grosse both by that name and as Charles the Great. Had me confused at first as I'm not used to the latter and also not used to seeing the same book use alternating.
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    I hate inconsistency.
     

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