Oct 19

Viking Ships

It’s common knowledge that the Vikings’ shipbuilding abilities allowed them to travel vast distances by sea.

Here is a diagram of the different kinds of Viking ships.

The smallest ship was used for coastal and river travel. The second is a depiction of the Knarr, used for trading. Two kinds of warships are shown, the larger one on the bottom the familiar long boat.


The sails developed over the years and were just as important as the ships themselves.

Here is a replica of a sail. I mentioned this sail in my book The Rover Bold. During the voyage from Norway to the valley of the Seine, my hero counts the number of squares over and over.



Hope you’ve had a chance to download Tales of the Valkyries,  the FREE book of Viking short stories written by me, Gina Conkle, Asa Maria Bradley, Harper St. George, Emma Prince and Lisa Hendrix.

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  1. Nancy Morse

    Fascinating stuff. Thanks for this, Anna.

    1. Anna Markland

      Thanks for dropping by Nancy.

  2. Shirley

    Please do not stop the historical notes at the end of your books this for me, was the gel that made the whole story come alive. I look forward to the next book in the series. Thank you

    1. Anna Markland

      I enjoy those tidbits too, Shirley.

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