62115 “The Contest Decided” Viking & Saxon Hand-to-Hand Set #1
Limited Edition of 350.
In the 8th of June 793, Viking long ships first appeared of the Northeast coast of Northumberland to raid the abbey on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. It was the start of centuries of raiding – invasion – and colonisation of the British Isles by these tough and much feared Scandinavian Warriors. Their conquests of Britain were narrowly foiled by Alfred the great. They were eventually curtailed by the defeat of Hardraada by Harold at Stamford Bridge as late as 1066. This range features not only Viking Warriors but the Saxon Huscarls, and Fyrdmen who opposed them.