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Saxon Housecarl an elite warrior and bodyguard

This is the second part of our series on Elite Warriors of the Dark Ages. In the wake of the Danish conquest of England, the last kings of Anglo-Saxon England had at their service a fearsome band o…

Igor I (Old East Slavic/Russian: Игорь; Ukrainian: Ігор; Old Norse: Ingvar) was a Varangian ruler of Kievan Rus' from 912 to 945.

Igor I (Old East Slavic/Russian: Игорь; Old Norse: Ingvar) was a Varangian ruler of Kievan Rus' from 912 to Information about Igor' comes mostly from the Primary Chronicle. This document has Igor as the son of Rurik, the first king of Kievan Rus'

Galizia Bucovina Sich Army 1917/1919, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Galizia Bucovina Sich Army pin by Paolo Marzioli

A backsword is a type of European swordcharacterised by having a straight single-edged blade and a hilt with a single-handed grip It is so called because the triangular cross section gives a flat back edge opposite the cutting edge. Later examples often have a "false edge" on the back near the tip, which was in many cases sharpened to make an actual edge and facilitate thrusting attacks. From around the early 14th century the backsword became the first type of European sword to be fitted…

A backsword is a type of European swordcharacterised by having a straight single-edged blade and a hilt with a single-handed grip It is so called because the triangular cross section gives a flat back edge opposite the cutting edge. Later examples often have a "false edge" on the back near the tip, which was in many cases sharpened to make an actual edge and facilitate thrusting attacks. From around the early 14th century the backsword became the first type of European sword to be fitted…

Early medieval West Slavic costume

A place for historical and archaeological resources about the West Slavs (Słowianie Zachodni).

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Metal tin soldiers, figurines from Ruissia. To buy metal tin toy soldiers from Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

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Anglosaxon thegn taking oath of fealty, cover scanned from a Hachette book "Life on the time of the barbarian kingdoms"

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