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Skylitzis Chronicle VARANGIAN GUARD - Harald Hardrada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Skylitzis Chronicle VARANGIAN GUARD - Harald Hardrada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Theophilus making a proclamation. He is flanked by his bodyguard who are bare-headed. Ranks of officials are distinguished by their headgear.

Theophilus making a proclamation. He is flanked by his bodyguard who are bare-headed. Ranks of officials are distinguished by their headgear.

Theophilus with his bodyguard outside the church of Blachernae, dispensing justice to a widow who has approached him with a complaint. Two priests look on from the church door.

Theophilus with his bodyguard outside the church of Blachernae, dispensing justice to a widow who has approached him with a complaint. Two priests look on from the church door.

"An illumination of a scene from the Skylitzes Chronicle, depicting a Thracesian woman killing a Varangian who tried to rape her, whereupon his comrades praised her and gave her his possessions" [Source: Varangian Guard - Wikipedia]

"An illumination of a scene from the Skylitzes Chronicle, depicting a Thracesian woman killing a Varangian who tried to rape her, whereupon his comrades praised her and gave her his possessions" [Source: Varangian Guard - Wikipedia]

Establishment of the Normans in France. Baptism of Rollo at Rouen in 911. Rollo (c870-c932, Robert after conversion to Christianity) Viking warrior and first Duke of Normandy. France Nineteenth century Trade Card Chromolithograph'

Establishment of the Normans in France. Baptism of Rollo at Rouen in 911. Rollo (c870-c932, Robert after conversion to Christianity) Viking warrior and first Duke of Normandy. France Nineteenth century Trade Card Chromolithograph'

Sviatoslav I of Kiev - Sviatoslav had several children, but the origin of his wives is not specified in the chronicle. By his wives, he had Yaropolk and Oleg.[16] By Malusha, a woman of indeterminate origins,[17] Sviatoslav had Vladimir, who would ultimately break with his father's paganism and convert Rus' to Christianity.

Sviatoslav I of Kiev - Sviatoslav had several children, but the origin of his wives is not specified in the chronicle. By his wives, he had Yaropolk and Oleg.[16] By Malusha, a woman of indeterminate origins,[17] Sviatoslav had Vladimir, who would ultimately break with his father's paganism and convert Rus' to Christianity.

File:Svyatoslav2.jpg

File:Svyatoslav2.jpg

The foot soldiers of Emperor Basil I, distinguished by their long shields, deserting their general in the face of hostile Arab forces who carry round shields. The Byzantine general, Procopius, is killed.

The foot soldiers of Emperor Basil I, distinguished by their long shields, deserting their general in the face of hostile Arab forces who carry round shields. The Byzantine general, Procopius, is killed.

Olga of Kiev - Military Mastermind

Olga of Kiev - Military Mastermind

For nearly 500 years, the purple-clad emperors of Byzantium were guarded on the battlefield and in their porphyry palace by an axe-wielding body of fierce Viking warriors: The Varangian Guard!

For nearly 500 years, the purple-clad emperors of Byzantium were guarded on the battlefield and in their porphyry palace by an axe-wielding body of fierce Viking warriors: The Varangian Guard!

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