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    Post The Vikings or The Knights

    What group do you think is more interesting, cooler, or just overall better? The northern raiders of central europe commonly called vikings or the suppsodily romantic and poetic knights of the same area that followed later?

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    Post Re: The Vikings or The Knights

    Quote Originally Posted by RoadScholar
    What group do you think is more interesting, cooler, or just overall better? The northern raiders of central europe commonly called vikings or the suppsodily romantic and poetic knights of the same area that followed later?
    I admire both groups, since they were all my ancestors.

    But if I had to choose, I would pick the pagan Vikings, since I do not approve of the Christianization of my people that happened under Frankish lead.

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    Post Re: The Vikings or The Knights

    Yes, but the Teutonic Knights expanded German territory East, whearas the Scandanavian Vikings were held at bay by the Wends.

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    Post Re: The Vikings or The Knights

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Reb
    Yes, but the Teutonic Knights expanded German territory East, whearas the Scandanavian Vikings were held at bay by the Wends.
    True, but you forgot about Rurik and his group, who founded the Kievan/Russian Principalities.

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    Post Re: The Vikings or The Knights

    Well, I wasn't specifially refering to the teutonics, or any other orders related to knighthood or anything (such as the templars), but real knights in countries which had vikings before.

    But yeah, knights are my favourite. It's a very mysterious and more interesting history to me then vikings. Sure viking culture may be fun to learn about, but the aristorcratic and noble knights seen a lot cooler. And because much of my family were kngihts long ago. I guess also because I don't think I have any ancestry in Sacndanavia (in fact I think the vikings woudl have taken my people as slaves I believe)

    Ever seen "Fire and Swords?" It's a Polish movie but I would assume you could find it amoung all european places now.

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    Post Re: The Vikings or The Knights

    Viking times sounds like a hard life with a lot of hard work, short life, and pain broken up by fighting, rape, pillage and plunder. OK.

    The Romantic Knights of Grail times is a dream but I would very much like to live that dream somehow without the drawbacks of the Viking times and without the ignorance and religious component.

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    Vikings are great... and they have left their imprint on World History... from Scandinavia... to Rus...and Arabia... the Mediterranean.... Sicily.. Normandia....Britain.. Iceland... Greenland....Vinland.... But the Knights are cool too... Chivalry..tales...crusades... both have their charming sides.. cannot decide...

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    Post Re: The Vikings or The Knights

    Vikings, simply because they had a lot more freedom to go where they pleased and when. Wheras knights were tied to the land by Feudalism, by and large.
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    Cool Re: The Vikings or The Knights

    Medieval Knights were the coolest people ever!



    :fknight:

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    Post Re: The Vikings or The Knights

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamopy
    Vikings, simply because they had a lot more freedom to go where they pleased and when. Wheras knights were tied to the land by Feudalism, by and large.
    Well, they still had to spend most of their time at home. Since it would take lots of people and lots of time to save up enough food and equipment for a raid. The Knights got to travel to distant lands for long periods of time, and woo women while at home.

    If you want to get tehcnical

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