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text 2018-01-14 16:28
Reading progress update: I've read 642 out of 782 pages.
The Sagas of Icelanders - Martin S. Regal,Ruth C. Ellison,Terry Gunnell,Keneva Kunz,Andrew Wawn,Anthony Maxwell,Katrina C. Attwood,Robert Kellogg,Bernard Scudder,George Clark,Jane Smiley,Various

Bjarni sights land along the North American coast four times but never goes ashore. Upon his return home he was "criticised" for this.

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text 2018-01-13 11:50
Reading progress update: I've read 636 out of 782 pages.
The Sagas of Icelanders - Martin S. Regal,Ruth C. Ellison,Terry Gunnell,Keneva Kunz,Andrew Wawn,Anthony Maxwell,Katrina C. Attwood,Robert Kellogg,Bernard Scudder,George Clark,Jane Smiley,Various

The Vinland Sagas: These cover the discovery, exploration and settlement of the North American mainland by Europeans. According to the intro, whilst details of plot and character cannot be relied on, archaeological evidence and the descriptions of landscape and native customs make the conclusion that 10th Century Europeans did settle North America inescapable.

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text 2018-01-12 16:45
Reading progress update: I've read 626 out of 782 pages.
The Sagas of Icelanders - Martin S. Regal,Ruth C. Ellison,Terry Gunnell,Keneva Kunz,Andrew Wawn,Anthony Maxwell,Katrina C. Attwood,Robert Kellogg,Bernard Scudder,George Clark,Jane Smiley,Various

Ref's nickname is given by none other than King Svein of Denmark!

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text 2018-01-12 10:46
Reading progress update: I've read 620 out of 782 pages.
The Sagas of Icelanders - Martin S. Regal,Ruth C. Ellison,Terry Gunnell,Keneva Kunz,Andrew Wawn,Anthony Maxwell,Katrina C. Attwood,Robert Kellogg,Bernard Scudder,George Clark,Jane Smiley,Various

Naval manoeuvres! Of course Ref comes off best.

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text 2018-01-11 17:17
Reading progress update: I've read 617 out of 782 pages.
The Sagas of Icelanders - Martin S. Regal,Ruth C. Ellison,Terry Gunnell,Keneva Kunz,Andrew Wawn,Anthony Maxwell,Katrina C. Attwood,Robert Kellogg,Bernard Scudder,George Clark,Jane Smiley,Various

This Sly Fox seems to be a skilled engineer; not only can he build excellent ships having only seen a model of one, he built a fortification that can't be burned down that hides a launch ramp for an escape boat!

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