7 thoughts on “Vikings for hire: The Vanangian Guard”

    1. They really were. They worked hard and they played hard. The irony is that Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and the Normans worked together as guardsmen.

      Contemporary Byzantine chroniclers note with a mix of terror and fascination that the “Scandinavians were frightening both in appearance and in equipment, they attacked with reckless rage and neither cared about losing blood nor their wounds”.

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