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STAMFORD BRIDGE VIKING by vikingmyke STAMFORD BRIDGE VIKING by vikingmyke
This is my version. Not historically accurate by any means. Here is a snippet of the battle from wikipedia-
The Vikings were at an enormous disadvantage. Their army was divided in two; with some of their troops on the west side of the River Derwent and the bulk of their army on the east side. They were not expecting English intervention, and since it was an unseasonably warm day for late September, they left their armour behind at their ships. The English army arrived and annihilated the Vikings who fought a futile defence on the west side of the river. By the time the bulk of the English army had arrived, the Vikings on the west side were either slain or fleeing across the bridge. The English advance was then delayed by the need to pass through the choke-point presented by the bridge. A later folk story has it that a giant Norse axeman (possibly armed with a Dane Axe) blocked the narrow crossing, and single-handedly held up the entire Saxon army. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states that this axeman cut down up to 40 Englishmen. He was only defeated when an English soldier floated under the bridge in a half-barrel and thrust his spear through the laths in the bridge, mortally wounding the axeman.
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methowwolf Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ever heard the song "Stanford Bru"? It's about Stamford Bridge. You should look it up.
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vikingmyke Oct 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
I don't know, but i'll check it out.
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:iconauginator:
just out of curiosity myke what's your opinion on how the saxon killed this Bear of a man.
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vikingmyke Sep 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
i think it was a cowardly act. It's the equivalent of stabbing someone in the back. Face him, straight on, man to man. 
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:iconauginator:
I completely agree, it was cowardice but at least the Viking knows that he fought with honor and is now feasting in the halls of Valhalla can the saxon who did that say the same.
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vikingmyke Sep 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
truer words have never been spoken!
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:iconksmith3620:
Hi there Viking Myke, I hope you don't mind, but I added some colors to this one as I remember studying this battle along with many other for my History degree. Very cool job and the details are fantastic.

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Love your works and love the historical and fantasy subjects you draw. I hope you don't mind, but I am wanting to color some more of them as they are just too cool.

Thanks for sharing your awesome works with us and hope you are having a good night.
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vikingmyke May 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey. Thanx man. As long as your not selling these and it's just for fun, color as many as you want.
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:iconksmith3620:
Nope, not trying to sell anything, I just love coloring cool art. My drawing skills are very low, but I love to color so just have fun working on awesome work.

Thank you very much for allowing me to color more, again you've got some very cool art and it's going to be fun to work on more pieces as time permits.

Have a great evening. :-)
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