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The Parish Hall => The History Subforum => Topic started by: Vetus Ordo on October 01, 2018, 10:58:45 PM

Title: Ancient "Black Ops": The Varangian Guard
Post by: Vetus Ordo on October 01, 2018, 10:58:45 PM
Entertaining documentary.

We're speaking of one of the fiercest elite corps of the Medieval age. Absolutely incredible.

Title: Re: Ancient "Black Ops": The Varangian Guard
Post by: Optatus on October 02, 2018, 10:13:34 AM
It's interesting to note that the Varangians are [somewhat] beginning to find their way into popular culture. Viking-mania, I guess.

My small contribution, without having watched the video and without knowing a great deal about the subject myself: an enormous proportion of them were actually English, especially during the latter part of their heyday. Anglo-Saxons bailing on Englaland after William the Bastard crossed the English Channel found a new home among the Byzantines.
Title: Re: Ancient "Black Ops": The Varangian Guard
Post by: drummerboy on October 04, 2018, 11:25:08 AM
It's interesting to note that the Varangians are [somewhat] beginning to find their way into popular culture. Viking-mania, I guess.

My small contribution, without having watched the video and without knowing a great deal about the subject myself: an enormous proportion of them were actually English, especially during the latter part of their heyday. Anglo-Saxons bailing on Englaland after William the Bastard crossed the English Channel found a new home among the Byzantines.

Damned English, always trying to colonize everybody.... ;)