- Dec 2009
I was hoping that someone here could point me in the direction of any Latin materials that refer to Bjorn Ironside's raid into the Mediterranean? I'm particularly interested in the attack on the Luna/Lucca and his feigned death as a means of getting inside the walls. A similar tactic is used by Harold Hardrada in Sicily in the Heimskringla, and I'm curious if there is any evidence outside the sagas that Bjorn actually tried such a thing? One of Hardrada's other siege tactics appears to be borrowed from the Russian Primary Chronicle (or an earlier tradition to both) and I'm curious about further links between texts.