Glossary

Throughout this series you will encounter words and terms that may be new to you, principally because most of the unfamiliar ones are Old Norse (the language of the Norwegian Vikings; abbreviated to ‘ON’ in the glossary) or derived from Old Norse.


There are also a number of Old English (abbreviated to ‘OE’ below) place names which have since evolved into the different spellings by which we know those places today.


Finally, there are some Latin words thrown in (abbreviated to ‘L’ below). The glossary will hopefully shed some light on them for you.

If you’re curious about the place names mentioned in the books, pop over to The World in 823AD.

ON = Old Norse. OE = Old English  (Anglo-Saxon). L = Latin.

Glossary of People

Glossary of Places

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