"Cattle die, kindred die, every man is mortal. But the good name never dies, of one who has done well." - Hávamál
After a series of delays, a lone longship travels to England to catch up with the Norse army, but makes landing much too far north, going inland on the Tyne. Lost and desperate for supplies, the Norsemen come across Brādwic, and make to attack.
As the englisc weapon-men rush to defend their village from the víkingar, a second prong runs in at their backs. Trapped in a vise, things look grim until the arrival of an english messenger bringing news that, on this day, Harald Hardrada has been killed at Stamford.
An entry for CCCIX