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January 16, 2013

The Viking at Stamford Bridge

"25 September 1066. The Saxons really had the Vikings by the balls now."

It had all started earlier that year, when King Edward the Confessor kicked the bucket without first having the good sense to nail some babe and leave England with a living heir. Anglo-Saxon bigwig Harold Godwinson was already in the neighborhood of the throne room so he went ahead and grabbed the crown for himself, but this kind of pissed off the Norwegian King, a massive badass Viking known as Harald Hardrada.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 16, 2013 08:44 AM