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    Who Was the Greatest Viking Warrior/King ?

    Who do you think was the greatest Viking Warrior /King and why? Haraldr Hardrada,King Knut ,Rollo,King Saint Olaf,Harold Godwinson,William the Conqueror,Erik the red ,Leif Eriksson or the lone Axeman that held off Harolds army at Stamford Bridge. It could be for his leadership , bravery or exploration, or his mark on History and the origins of our people.

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    I am very glad to see you pointing out the lone warrior that held the bridge, I have always found that to be the most heroic feat in plain history and it is great others know about it

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    Since it is hard to know exactly what each king did and the circumstances it is impossible to tell. However most of them had more balls then the decadent liberals of today.

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    Erik Bloodaxe or Rollo ?
    I really like the the early viking era with no kings just small self governing groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozen_Thunder View Post
    I am very glad to see you pointing out the lone warrior that held the bridge, I have always found that to be the most heroic feat in plain history and it is great others know about it
    Most accounts of the Stamford bridge battle say the lone axeman killed upwards of 40 men and was only vanquished by one of Harolds men swimming under the bridge and killing him wih a spear upwards under the bridge.

    Quote Originally Posted by J Baughman View Post
    Erik Bloodaxe or Rollo ?
    I really like the the early viking era with no kings just small self governing groups.
    Excellent picks! not as much has been recorded of the pre -christian Vikings but their feats were magnificent.I have always loved the stories of the great Swedish Viking Ingvar (far -traveller) who made it to the Caspian sea by sailing down the Volga .Oleg who founded Kiev (present day)Ukraine ,Russia.Most Northern Prussians can trace their roots here (Ingvar) or to Styrbjörn Starke the leader of the Jomsburg Vikings who settled there from Sweden (Today)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordlander View Post
    Most accounts of the Stamford bridge battle say the lone axeman killed upwards of 40 men and was only vanquished by one of Harolds men swimming under the bridge and killing him wih a spear upwards under the bridge.
    That incredible man must have been a Berserker.

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    Who do you count as Viking here? Harold Godwinson was an Anglo-Saxon I mean. I would say Viking = Norse during period 700-1100. William would be sort of a half-viking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berserkergang View Post
    That incredible man must have been a Berserker.
    I remember the translator of the copy I read added a note that Harald was probably the lone fighter on the bridge and it could've been a mistranslation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Méldmir View Post
    Who do you count as Viking here? Harold Godwinson was an Anglo-Saxon I mean. I would say Viking = Norse during period 700-1100. William would be sort of a half-viking
    His mother was scandinavian. Im sure there were vikings who came from anglo-saxon/norse mixing

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    I don't know too much about the accomplishments of viking kings. Most of them couldn't do their stuff without the common viking warriors.

    It seems to me that the courage, prowess and determination of the common warrior and their immediate leaders is what the viking age made so great of a time. It is like to honor the 'unknown soldier' in ourdays time. I would reward the honor too to the unknown viking going into foreign lands and die there in battle men to men.

    This is the one who goes to Valhall. Their deeds and feats are known to today and we should tell their stories and keep their glory alive.

    Good threat.

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