On This Day In The Viking Age
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Start of Þorri

Start of the fourth month of winter in the old Icelandic calendar. Also known as Frozen Snow Month.


770 – Saxons destroy the church of Saint Lebuinus

The Anglo-Saxon missionary Lebuinus travels to Frisia by the end of the eighth century to bring the gospel to the locals. He builds a wooden church but just a few years later the local Saxons destroy it. And Lebuinus himself dies a few years later.

The Canon of the Netherlands: the regional canon of Deventer.

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