The Berserker on Stamford Bridge
In British history, if you mention the year 1066, most people will automatically thing of the battle of Hastings where King Harold died with an arrow in the eye (very debatable). However, there was an equally important and equally decisive battle in the North that year which The Saxon Storyteller has chosen to depict with this print...
The battle of Stamford Bridge was where Harold Godwinson ended the ambitions of the giant Norse King, Harald Hardrada and this print by The Saxon Storyteller depicts one of the key moments that turned the battle in the favour of the English.
The forces were deployed either side of the river and the Anglo Saxon chronicle tells us that a single Norse warrior with a battle axe held back the entire English force on the bridge itself. On this narrow bridge, he killed many English fighters before he was finally slain by an English soldier who floated under the bridge in a half-barrel and thrust his spear through the planks of the bridge and into the Norseman.
Available as a standalone print or as part of Matt's British History Print Series.
Material & Make
The artwork you will receive has been created locally and is printed using high quality inks and paper to maintain integrity and quality of colour and image.
Your print will arrive on 250gsm uncoated art board and should be handled with care. It’s preferable to only touch the edges and we recommend mounting these in a frame behind glass.
About The Artist
Anglo Saxon, Celtic & Norse inspired illustrator. You can see more of Matt's work available on Northern Fire here.
Size & Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297mm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches)