#scandinavianhistory

  1. Saint Ansgar or Oscar (801 - 865), Bishop

    — St. Ansgar, etching by Hugo Hamilton (1830). He was born in Amiens at the start of the ninth century and educated at the monastery of Corbie in Picardy. He went as a missionary to Denmark in 826 but had little success; but in Sweden he did better. He was elected Bishop of Hambur
  2. EC Stangland, you are a hero to Norskies

    Ten t'ousand Swedes ran through the reeds, pursued by one Norwegian. Ten t'ousand more, ran to the shore in the battle of Copenhagen. Way, way back in history, back when the world was new, Norwegians searched all over, to find some snus to chew. They fished for lutefisk and torsk, it help