owl-of-the-rear-burghs: iron-imperialist: guthbrand: From Wulfheodnas Let me let you all in on a little secret about Anglo-Saxon reenactment… Wulfheodenas has the best kit. They just do. The one guy (just behind the man in focus) paid out of pocket for exact reproductions of everything in the Sutton Hoo ship burial, made out of the original materials. All gold, garnet, silver. He’s the Sutton Hoo guy, in real life. Dear god this is amazing.
The great sea expeditions of the Viking Age - The basis of the great sea expeditions undertaken by the Vikings was ship technology. The Viking ship was a piece of high technology based upon hundreds of years of development and experience. It was distinguished by its narrow keel and shallow draught. This made even the largest ocean-going warships suitable for sailing onto beaches and up rivers. Such tactics enabled, for example, the siege of Paris to be carried out in the year 885.