My Maternal Second Great Grandfather, John Theodor Lund, Norway

My maternal Norwegian second great grandfather.

Birth: Apr. 20, 1841
Bergen kommune
Hordaland fylke, Norway

Death: Nov. 8, 1920
Trondheim kommune
Sør-Trøndelag fylke, Norway 

Son of Eilert Theodor Lund and Ellen Elbertine Knudsen.

Baptized on 9 October 1842 in Domkirken (Bergen Cathedral), Bergen, Hordaland, Norway. Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran).
Husband of Georgine Johanne Jansen.

Married on 21 October 1870 in Domkirken (Bergen Cathedral), Bergen, Hordaland, Norway.

Children: John Macordy Lund, Gudrun Ivara (Lund) Linderman, Ragnhild, Elsiff, and Solveig Lund. 

Family links:  
Children: Gudrun Ivara (Lund) Linderman (1881 – 1924)

My maternal great grandmother.

Trondheim kommune
Sør-Trøndelag fylke, Norway

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Sep 28, 2015
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The Land of the Vikings…

There is a lot more to Norway than men with beards and bloody axes but the Disney Website simply introduces Norway with the words “Welcome to the land of the Vikings!”

Whilst it suits Disney to retain the school boy image of them it actually becomes increasingly evident that Viking society was much more complex and popular conceptions of them are often in conflict with the truth that emerges from recent archaeology and modern research.

The traditional view of the Vikings as violent brutes and intrepid adventurers are part true and part fable but no one can be absolutely certain of the accurate ratio and popular representations of these men in horned helmets remain for now highly clichéd.  Disney of course had a Wooden Longboat (its gone now I understand) and a shop that inevitably sold Viking helmets based on the traditional image of the plundering Norsemen.

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