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999 Years Since the Battle of Nesjar

Olaf Haraldsson used the sword to gain control over Norway. (Illustrating Photo: Museum of Cultural History)

Today, exactly 999 years ago, was the Battle of Nesjar which is considered the first accurate dated event in Norwegian history. 288 more words

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At the End of the Day

The rake’s Progress

You won’t be aware of this, but The Slog is now just four posts away from the 500th ATEOTD.

This genre wanders between the meaning of the Universe, why one’s socks always slip off in wellies, what… 651 more words

At The End Of The Day

Roger Mickelson's History Today 4/23/14

In 1014, Brian, High King of the Irish, was killed following the decisive battle at Clontarf, near Dublin. Brian, now 73, was too old to take active part, and the victory was won by his son Murchad who defeated an army led by the King of Leinster. 456 more words

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