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A warship on a diplomatic course

Elsewhere on these pages you can read about how the original Skuldelev 2 ship ended in Roskilde possibly after a…

The aftermath of 1066 – and the transport of princes and princesses

Professor Niels Lund tells us more about the ousted English royal family and their options with regard to crossing…

Reconstructing the sails of Viking ships

When reconstructing the ships of the Vikings it is necessary to combine various methods and approaches. This is due…

On Shakespeare, place-names, and the Battle of Stamford Bridge

Elsewhere on these pages you can read about how a 360-ship strong Viking army landed in Yorkshire in September…

From VIKING to the SEA STALLION – rekonstructions of Viking ships through time

The Sea Stallion's experimental voyage to Dublin and back represents one of the most spectacular maritime…

Viking Age thoughts on navigation

The Viking navigator had no access to the precision instruments and the amount of information that we are used to…

Nordic place-names in Ireland and Wales

Great Britain and Ireland are full of Nordic place-names; most notably the landmarks of the coastal areas.…

The joy of expectation

Senior Editor Tom Jackson shares his thoughts on his forthcoming voyage on board the Sea Stallion from Glendalough.

Hlyða. A detachable wash strake

As many have probably noticed, the Sea Stallion on its voyage to Dublin has been equipped with an extra plank,…

The Sea Stallion’s voyage to Ireland - an adventure only?

With the launching of the Sea Stallion from Glendalough in summer 2004 the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde could…