Here's an interesting article on Viking immigration and assimilation. "We're just peaceful traders and settlers."
This is not news. It baffles me how little folk know about the vikings and yet every other boob and dimwit proclaims themselves experts on the subject even though they seem to still be stuck in the 17th century.
To those of you to whom this is news that not every one of the approximately seven percent of the population that was considered vikings raided 24/7 but were also merchants, explorers and settlers, read carefully. Then when you're done go to the library and bookshops and rake them clean of every paper with the word viking on it. Read it all. Your world will be forever changed.
EDIT: Thanks for linking the article though, Ironhand. It might serve to wake some people up and encourage them to educate themselves.
Edited by ?sir, 03 April 2009 - 08:38 PM.