Clever King Harald: Swift Doom Targets the Viking Who Wants the English Throne – Part II | Ancient Origins Members Site


Clever King Harald: Swift Doom Targets the Viking Who Wants the English Throne – Part II

Clever King Harald: Swift Doom Targets the Viking Who Wants the English Throne – Part II

Harald Hardrada of Norway used cunning and surprising tactics to bring down foes. Although he was wounded in the face during one of his campaigns, he continued to see victory after victory.  

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Of all the castles Harald stormed, his last one in Sicily was by far the cleverest.

Death Becomes Him

When Harald and his forces arrived outside another strong castle, he fell ill, but as the days passed, his illness only appeared to get worse. Castle defenders noticed something was different about the Varangians; they seemed low in spirit and so those in the castle decided to investigate. After finding out that the Varangian leader was ill, they felt relieved that he might die and thus assumed the city was safe.


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