Frontline~ Part 2~ June 2018

PART 1 HERE

On we go with some more pictures of the Vikings, or Northmen if you prefer, some more anglo–saxons I think. (Sometimes it’s hard to tell which are which). For the captions you need to have watched the TV series Vikings, sorry if you haven’t. (Really you haven’t ?? Have you been living under a rock?? Great TV programme, watch it now and then come back ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Not Bjorn & Lagertha

 

not Ragnar

 

maybe Rollo?

 

Definitely Ragnar!

 

Definitely Athelstan!

 

Little Bjorn

 

Off to do battle

 

Don’t shove so hard! It’s only pretend!!!

 

This game is a development of the popular Roman game of duodecim scripta, also known as tabula or alea, which was also played in Germany and Scandinavia in the Roman Iron Age, where it appears to have been known as katrutafl. Several wooden boards for this type of game are known from the Saxons’ Germanic homeland, and metal fittings for boards of this type have been found from the Viking Age in Germany and Denmark. The only known surviving British example of a tabula board was found in Gloucester; dating to the eleventh century.

 

authentic hair.

 

Pointy hat lady with 4 legged friend.

That about wraps up the Vikings and Anglo-saxons, stay tooned for another journey into the past next time!

 

 

31 thoughts on “Frontline~ Part 2~ June 2018

  1. I was really looking forward to this post, and it did not disappoint. Those captions!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ (and yes, I guess you have your answer, I watch Vikings and I love the show! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š). This was really a great post, and the pictures were wonderful. Also…I would have loved to play that game (considering my interest in boardgames ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š).

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  2. I don’t know the TV series, but I’m familiar with Vikings. ๐Ÿ™‚ Lovely photos, FR. What makes such photo stories very hard to capture, are all the people not being dressed up, the people staring at their phones etc.

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