Vikings

The terrible raids of the Vikings and their attack on a monastery are described in 'The Two Rivers' chapter of SARUM. The story of the Viking family of Barnikel begins in 'The Conqueror' chapter of LONDON. The Viking families of Harold (Norwegian) and Doyle (Danish) are introduced in the 'Vikings' chapter of Rutherfurd's first Irish saga, in which book the huge Viking trading empire is also explained. Also see Vikings of Ireland.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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