Saturday, March 21, 2015

Vikings...

...get a facelift:
"They raped and raided. They pillaged and plundered. With their horned helmets and deadly weapons, the Vikings terrorized Europe for centuries.

Or did they?"
"The Vikings are traditionally known for leaving destruction in their wake as they travelled around Europe raping, pillaging and plundering.

But Cambridge University has launched a campaign to recast them as "new men" with an interest in grooming, fashion and poetry.

Academics claim that the old stereotype is damaging, and want teenagers to be more appreciative of the Vikings' social and cultural impact on Britain.

They say that the Norse explorers, far from being obsessed with fighting and drinking, were a largely-peaceful race who were even criticised for being too hygienic."

I think I liked the old image better:






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2 Comments:

Blogger Canuck Guy said...

Regarding the quote "were a largely-peaceful race who were even criticized for being too hygienic."
Well that is pure BS. How can centuries of understanding that the Vikings were the scourge of Europe be so dismissed? What kind of pussy footing leftist historians are these, to dare challenge this treasured stereotype?

March 21, 2015 8:16 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

AARRRRGH!!!

March 22, 2015 2:08 am  

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