By stealth they arrived. Under cover of night, they pounced. They hacked their way into unsuspecting homes. The once sleepy village, who had heard of these dreadful pirates, plunderers — saw their prized possessions, their women and children violated and dragged off. If they lived, they didn’t live to see their loved ones again.
1,100 years ago, people shuddered at the thought of them. They are much more sophisticated these days. And they don’t arrive by snekkje anymore. Read the rest of this entry »