The Real Valkyrie: The Hidden History of Viking Warrior Women by Nancy Marie Brown

The Real Valkyrie: The Hidden History of Viking Warrior Women

Nancy Marie Brown

336 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

nonfiction adventurous medium-paced
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In 2017, DNA tests revealed to the collective shock of many scholars that a Viking warrior in a high-status grave in Birka, Sweden was actually a woman. The Real Valkyrie weaves together archaeology, history, and literature to imagine her life and...

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