“We Vikings: Frisians & Vikings in the Coastal Area of the Low Countries” edited by Marlies Stoter & Diana Spiekhout
Vikings and Frisians. Inhabitants of the North Sea coasts.
Blond and sturdy, with shared cultural characteristics and a similar language. Almost like family.
Or were they? From 810 AD onwards Frisia, at that time part of the Frankish empire, suffered fierce Viking raids. What were the consequences of these devastating dragon ship attacks on Frisia, the elongated coastal area between the Zwin and the Weser?
Were all Frisians opposed to Viking aggression, or did they occasionally turn Viking themselves? Critically questioning accustomed sources, We Vikings aims to unearth fresh material from a long-lost landscape and to offer a new perspective on existing ideas.