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N o r s e m an N e w s p ap e r s Co .

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T HE V IKING D AILY
V I C T O R Y O V E R L I N D I S FA R N E
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

How do they do
it?: Helga Finelegs,

opens up on how does
she keep the house going…

Editorial: Levels of
Viking Society

Special points of interest:
• Find out Special Recipes for you Family
from Helga
Finelegs…. Page 2-3
• Tell us your point of
view on how society
is structured…..
Page 4

By: Erik Dalgaard
Viking warriors celebrated a successful
victory of Lindisfarne
following their horrific
night invasion on the
8th of June.
Viking expedition leader Cnut Cnutsson
claimed they heard the
town/island of Lindisfarne bargaining with
traders.
Once located, Cnut led
his forces into a dark
invasion of the town.
Cnut reported that
they seized as many
riches as possible from
the monasteries in the
town.
“We seized every gold
coin on that island.
Everyone who tried to
stop our progress was
killed” Cnut boasted.
The expedition and
raid acquired multiple
treasures including
golden crucifixes and
crosiers, silver pyxes
and ciboria, ivory reliquaries, tapestries,
and illuminated manuscripts.
Craftsman Aslak
Laxdale said that
these resources could
be made into new armours and weapons.
“I’m surprised by the
amount of gold supplied by the raid”
Laxdale said. “If this
continues, we could fix
up the temples for our
gods and upgrade our
battle equipment for
further invasions.”
Viking Scribe Ari Guppland said this was the
first ever recorded Viking raid in history.
“This will be the start
of a new age for the
Vikings”, Guppland
bragged. “If successful
raids such as this continue to benefit us
with riches such as
gold and silver, the
growth of our empire
will be on its way to
success and greater
power.”
Guppland and Cnut
have agreed to continue these invasions for
further more resources.
Currently Cnut and
Guppland have inquired with the Viking
Council on considering this option.

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Helga’s Viking
Fish Soup
(4 - 6 servings)
Measurements are
given in cups. One
cup=1 ½ dl or about
90 g flour.
½ kg of trout,
salmon, cod or
another fish.
10-12 cups of water
Salt
One cup of whipped
cream
3-5 cups of herb
such as the top
shoots of stinging
nettles, young
dandelion leaves,
ashweed,
wild chervil, cress,
wild marjorum, dill,
plantain, angelica,
wild onions,
caraway greenery,
parsley, thyme, or
whatever the season
has to offer.
Remember: You
must always be sure
that the plants are
edible!
Clean the fish, wash
and cut into small
pieces. The slices of
fish must be cooked
until they are
tender. This takes
20-30 minutes. Put
the cooked fish
slices on a dish and
bone them. Put the
fish back in the
soup. Add the
whipped cream and
chopped herbs. The
soup should be now
cooked

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HOW DOES SHE DO IT?: HELGA
F I N E L E G S T E L L S U S H O W . ..
A Life of a Viking is
not easy, as they can’t
relax at home, they
had to struggle to satisfy certain chores,
there would include
taking care of their

children; they had
to guard the farm,
even fight when
necessary.
We have got the
honor of interviewing an average Viking woman, Helga Finelegs.

what does she do
around the household, what does she
cook for special occasions and how does
she manage that.

Helga is a mother
to two sons and a
daughter , and
currently looking
after the household.

A young Helga holding her spear

We will ask her
what she wears,

W H AT DO YOU W EA R A LL DAY ? D O YO U
WEAR ANY JEWELRY?
Today I am wearing a
beautiful pinafore
dress I made myself.
It’s made out of soft
wool, it hangs straight
down at the front and
back of my body from
two shoulder straps.
I sewed the side of the
dress to give me a slim
and elegant look, under beneath my dress
I have a long shift
wool to keep me warm
during winter.
I also wear...
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