Viking Combat

Viking Combat

Join Swordsmanship Museum and Academy historian Jerry Berg as he leads us on a journey through the martial culture and weapons of Viking raids and warfare!

Men of Terror: Viking Combat

About one thousand years ago, a man named Fraði died in Sweden. His kinsmen raised a granite runestone to his memory in Denmark. The inscription tells us that Fraði was the“first among all Vikings” and that he was a “terror of men.” What did Fraði do that caused him to be memorialized with this stone? What was this society that immortalized men like Fraði in a stone that has stood for one thousand years, people who were men of terror?

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