No ordinary princess here, this is a fantasy poem of a Viking princess battle ready, and battle hardened. A “shield maiden” as often called, and just itching for battle.
A poem describing the actual epic battle in England in 1066 when a large viking force led by King Harald Hardrada of Norway tried to usurp English King Harold Godwinson, and take over the English throne. Godwinson’s army caught the vikings unprepared, and completely routed them. Attempting to retreat back, a lone viking warrior volunteered to block the only crossing at Stamford Bridge, and held the English force off for almost an hour before being killed. This poem is dedicated to his bravery as a warrior.
A fantasy poem of how a surprise Viking raid turns out to be a complete rout and defeat when the ships are spied early, and the king of the raided kingdom has time to set an ambush where the blood of the Vikings runs deep. The poem is based on three primary ancient battles and their tactics. It is a poem of courage, battle, and survival.