Tag: Norsemen

  • Another Earl Murdered

    Another Earl Murdered

    Another Earl Murdered This illustration was created for an Orkney News article about the famed 11th Century Orcadian, Earl Thorfinn the Mighty. Thorfinn’s advisor Thorkell Forester murdered rival Earl Einar Wrymouth by stabbing him with a sword and then pushing him into the fireplace after a feast. An Icelandic warrior named Hallvard then pulled him…

  • The Raven Banner

    The Raven Banner

    Sigurd the Stout and the cursed Raven Banner The Raven Banner was both blessed and cursed. Though the army would win, those who carried the standard would die. Earl Sigurd the Stout lost his life holding the Raven Banner, after three other standard-bearers had fallen and none more were forthcoming. In the sky, Valkyries riding…