The northern lights and beautiful landscapes in Sweden and Norway - Rays of sunlight streak over a snowy peak reflected in a lake in Lofoten Islands, Norway

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A million Vikings still live among us: One in 33 men can claim to be direct descendants from the Norse warriors

A million Vikings still live among us: One in 33 men can claim to be direct descendants from the Norse warriors | Daily Mail Online

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*William the Conqueror, King of England (1028-1087)-The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the style William II. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his hold on Normandy was secure, and he launched the Norman conquest of England in 1066. The rest of his life was marked by struggles to consolidate his hold over England and his continental lands and by difficulties with his eldest son.

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Queen Alexandra's grandson, Prince Olav of Norway (1903-1991) was the son of King Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Norway, and would reign from 1957 to 1991 as King Olav V of Norway.

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The first Queen of Hearts

The Prince of Wales and family aboard the royal yacht, Osborne. The future King Edward VII is seated. Behind him stands his wife, the future Queen Alexandra and, over his shoulder, the future King George V. One of the girls will become queen of Norway but I can't remember which one.

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This is Norway, Ia guaranteed white Christmas in a cabin with my son white the magic of Christmas is abundant

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Queen Maud of Norway, 1905. She was infamous for having a particularly tiny waist.

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