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Norwegians have been in Santiago for a long time

alexwalker

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Yes but they should also have mentioned Saint Bridget of Sweden!!

In case you wonder about the albergue(s) on the Camino Francés that bear her name! Or places along the Vía de la Plata, etc.

We in ireland are only after celebrating st bridgets day whic is 1st feburary where people gather at her birthplace of faughart in co louth and pray at the stream etc
My father said that every country in europe has one i.e st bridget so maybe hes right!!
But ireland was the first of coursr 🤓
She was born in 5th century i think!!
 

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Yes but they should also have mentioned Saint Bridget of Sweden!!
They can’t mention everything in a short article. For example, Sigurd I is merely described as the first Norwegian pilgrim in Santiago in the article. One imagines a pious and modest royal pilgrim on foot. Turns out that he is also known as Sigurd the Crusader and Sigurd Jerusalemfarer and that, on his sailing trip from Norway via England and France to Jerusalem, he stopped with his army in Galicia to spend the winter there and when there was eventually some dispute about food and other provisions during his long stay in or near Santiago de Compostela he and his army did a bit of attacking and looting before they left for Lisbon and the Mediterranean Sea.
 
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Bradypus

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Too many and too often!
he stopped with his army in Galicia to spend the winter there and when there was eventually some dispute about food and other provisions during his long stay in Santiago de Compostela he and his army did a bit of attacking and looting before they left for Lisbon and the Mediterranean Sea.
About par for the course at the time :cool: The Fourth Crusade set off from western Europe with the idea of recapturing Jerusalem from its Muslim occupiers. On the way they stopped off at Constantinople and wrecked and plundered the place. Which was of course a Christian city at the time 🙁
 

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...he stopped with his army in Galicia to spend the winter there and when there was eventually some dispute about food and other provisions during his long stay in or near Santiago de Compostela he and his army did a bit of attacking and looting before they left for Lisbon and the Mediterranean Sea.
Apparently in our blood...
 

Kathar1na

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About par for the course at the time :cool:
Yes, everyone against everyone else. A far cry from today’s peace loving camino pilgrim who makes life long friends from around the world and doesn’t smash the hospitalero’s skull in when there is no food ....
 

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Yes we had trouble with those Vikings as well, with their plundering and stealing our women 😊 I found out recently after a DNA test that I had 4% Norwegian blood (DNA) in me. Go figure. 😁
 

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Far too many...
Yes, everyone against everyone else. A far cry from today’s peace loving camino pilgrim who makes life long friends from around the world and doesn’t smash the hospitalero’s skull in when there is no food ....
Speak for yourself! No food??! They're lucky if they get away with a blood eagle!

And that was just Azofra last year.
 

Bad Pilgrim

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Far too many...
But I suppose that you are aware that the Norwegians trips to Compostela did not go well, sometimes...
"Tenth- or eleventh-century fragments of mouse bone found in Madeira, along with mitocondrial DNA of Madeiran mice, suggests that Vikings also came to Madeira (bringing mice with them), prior to colonisation by Portugal." I say, you learn something new every day… 🤔!
 

alexwalker

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alexwalker

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(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Yes we had trouble with those Vikings as well, with their plundering and stealing our women 😊 I found out recently after a DNA test that I had 4% Norwegian blood (DNA) in me. Go figure. 😁
Do not believe that stealing stuff: The Vikings were very careful at personal hygiene and smelling good... And as you have tested, something good came out of it...
 

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But I suppose that you are aware that Norwegians trips to Compostela did not go well, sometimes... :p
It seems that the Vikings had several episodes with the Church of Britonia in Galicia that lasted more than 300 years in the Mondoñedo area and it is very unknown in Spain and outside.That Church had more problems with the Vikings than with the Muslims.
 

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