Saturday, 25 November 2017
If anyone might be interested, I now have an official author's page on Facebook which people may like without us being Facebook friends: https://www.facebook.com/trondnorenisaksenhistoriker/ (external link). Here you will be able to get updates on my work and a good deal of history and royalty, some art history and perhaps some book recommendations - sometimes in English, sometimes in Norwegian.
Posted by Trond Norén Isaksen at 18:39
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
In today's edition of Aftenposten, Norway's largest newspaper, I have an essay on how the crusading ideas influenced the 12th century war for the Norwegian throne, which they turned into a holy war in which pretenders had to win or die. It is, as the newspaper's chosen headline says, the real-life equivalent to Game of Thrones. The article is based on my new book, Hellig krig for Norges krone - Tronstrid, borgerkrig og korstog fra Sigurd Jorsalfare til kong Sverre, and may be read here (external link).