Scandinavia and the World

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Viking Fashion Disaster 24 4, 9:02pm

@OneOfThemOregonians Well for most christian nations at the time they started their expansion (France, England, Byzantium, the HRE...), they were ruthless and faithless raiders. It's no wonder that their culture was vilified by the christian monks/nobles that wrote the stories we have left of them. When someone just raided your monastery, killed your comrades and stole your stuff, you probably don't want to write good things about him...
But they actually were quite ahead of their time in navigation and boat building technologies.