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A Viking in the Sun

A Viking in the Sun

Harald Hardrada, the Mediterranean, and the Nordic World, between the late Viking Age and the Eve of the Crusades

Anniversary of the Battle of Stamford Bridge at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds (September 2021)

On 25 September 2021 we piloted some of the creative responses to our project at the event that the Royal Armouries Museum at Leeds organised on the anniversary of the Battle of Stamford Bridge, which is where Harald died. The battle was fought, in Yorkshire, not far from the museum, in 1066.

The creative responses included public talks, recitations from Snorri Sturluson’s Heimskringla, the display of a pilot animation representing Harald arrival at Constantinople, reenacting, and gaming.


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