Every generation has its own concept of the Middle Ages. Game of Thrones is a fantasy drama, but it also reflects the present, viewed through the prism of the Middle Ages. From Middle-earth to Westeros Many young people today picture our distant past in a way that is strongly influenced by The Lord of the… Read more »
Hans Jacob Orning is a Professor of history at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo. He is a specialist of the the Nordic ‘civil wars’ in the High Middle Ages.