Ragnar Lodbrok

I have a special affection for Ragnar, but not for the reasons you’d think. I’m a volunteer curator at Geni.com, but several years ago I got thrown out of the site by another curator, Anette. We have a Ragnar Lodbrog project at Geni, as you might expect. Anette started the project. A bunch of us … Read more

Great Heathen Army

They found it. Or more accurately, they’ve decided what they found in 1979 really is it. I’m talking about a mass grave at Repton in Derbyshire. The experts have solved a dating problem. Now it seems very likely the bodies are from the Great Heathen Army. Here’s the short version. In 865 vikings from coming … Read more