Viking Valour

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Title

Viking Valour

Subject

Beserker, fiction, Samuel Hirsdon, Norseman, pagan, Perth, short story, Sunday Times, Viking, WA, Western Australia

Description

A story by Samuel Hirsdon in the ‘3 Short Stories for Week-End Reading’ section of the Perth newspaper the Sunday Times on October 29, 1939. The story is about a group of Norsemen at sea (led by the curiously named Sir Ranulf, which does not sound particularly Norse) who accidently land in North America. The lone woman in the group is kidnapped by native ‘savages’ and later rescued by a mysterious Viking Beserker named Brand after he kills a number of her captors with his bare hands. Beserkers are found in Old Norse poetry and sagas and appear to have been people who were particularly ferocious fighters and wore bear skins into battle.

Creator

Hirsdon, Samuel

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Sunday Times

Date

29 October 1939

Rights

The Sunday Times; National Library of Australia

Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Language

English

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

PDF; Newspaper Article

Citation

“Viking Valour,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed October 2, 2020, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/487.