Old Norse Nicknames

From Olafir Thick-Legged to Ragnar Fur-Pants, Viking nicknames were colourful, descriptive and fascinating. An American scholar, Dr Paul Peterson, did both his master’s thesis and his doctoral dissertation on old Norse nicknames as recorded in medieval literature to reveal a

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Peel – Some Folk Tales

The various names under which Peel has passed are inseparable from the history of its castled and cathedralled islet, and their consideration must yield first place to matters of greater moment. An old Ballaugh woman knows a good deal about

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Norse-Gaels

The Norse–Gaels were a people who dominated much of the Irish Sea region, including the Isle of Man and western Scotland for a part of the Middle Ages; they were of Gaelic and North Germanic origin and as a whole

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