Viking Galley Off UK

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Title

Viking Galley Off UK

Subject

Anglo-Saxon, anniversary, England, Examiner, Denmark, galley, Hugin, Kent, Launceston, recreation, replica, spears, swords, TAS, Tasmania, Viking, vikings

Description

A newspaper article on the front page of the Launceston newspaper Examiner on 26 July, 1949. The article reports on the voyage of the replica galley ‘Hugin’ from Denmark on its journey to Broadstairs in Kent, England. The Hugin had a crew of fifty-two bearded oarsmen and their swords and spears were checked by UK customs at sea. Although described as a Viking vessel, the voyage was actually to celebrate the 1500th anniversary of the arrival, as dated by Bede, of the Anglo-Saxon brothers Hengist and Hosra and their followers in 449. The origins of ‘England’ (the land of the Angels) are often traced to this event, whereas the first reported Viking raid did not occur until the late eighth century.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

Examiner

Date

26 July 1949

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Language

English

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Newspaper Article

Citation

“Viking Galley Off UK,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 12, 2020, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/513.