Viking Helmet With Horns Not True

Discussion in 'History and Culture' started by longknife, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. wyly

    wyly Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2008
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    I'd call that the BBC clarifying a common misconception that Vikings, raiders, invaders and other warring pillaging types was a full time occupation...

    standing full time armies were a rarity until relatively recently, they couldn't afford to have thousands of healthy men standing around doing nothing expecting to be fed and paid.
    warfare and raiding were often seasonal in nature, it normally wouldn't occur during spring seeding or harvest time...raiding warriors and the civilian population from which they came, needed to be fed, housed and clothed...

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