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 Post subject: Battle of Kringen
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:40 pm 
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A number of places were named after the Scottish incursion, notably along the route. The barn was destroyed by artillery fire during the intense British-German hostilities at Kvam in 1940.
Captured Scottish weapons, including a pistol, a Lochaber axe, a broadsword and several basket hilt claymores, were put on display at the Gudbrandsdal War Museum at Kvam (Gudbrandsdal Krigsminnesamling i Kvam) to commemorate the battle. The display also includes a model of one of the Caithness Scots.

There is some evidence that Scots settled in Norway, and farm names may confirm that. There is also a "Sinclair's Club" in Otta, and there are regular re-enactments of the battle. Sinclair's grave is a local landmark, and though the Norwegians at the time sought to desecrate his memory by burying him outside the church walls, he is now revered in the area

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Fighting against Norwegians should be a matter of regret.

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Agreed, but it's still an interesting bit of history I doubt many board members were aware of. I wans't really.

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This is a very interesting piece of history which I also didn't know about, thanks.

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My Norwegian colleague was surprised that I had not haerd of Sinclair and these events. We need to do more in popularising the history of contacts between Scotland and Norway. I live in an area that was controlled by rthe Norwegiabns for many years until the Battle of Largs.Must read up more on this ! Glasgow Unihas a course on the Northmen starting in October 2012 (Open Studies)


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Short description of course-
Between AD 750 and 1100 Scandinavian kings, warriors and merchants fought and traded across Europe from Iceland and Ireland in the West to Russia and the Islamic world in the East. Remembered as plunderers of monasteries and pirates they also founded towns, kingdoms, and without them neither Scotland nor England might have existed at all. Who were the Vikings? Do they deserve their ferocious reputation as £enemies of God"? What was their impact on Europe? How was Scandinavia shaped by their raiding and trading? This class will offer some surprising answers.
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My Norwegian colleague was surprised that I had not haerd of Sinclair and these events. We need to do more in popularising the history of contacts between Scotland and Norway. I live in an area that was controlled by rthe Norwegiabns for many years until the Battle of Largs.Must read up more on this ! Glasgow Unihas a course on the Northmen starting in October 2012 (Open Studies)


Some eejit wrote in the paper saying that there are no recent connections between Scotland and Norway. I know plenty of people who are part Scandinavian/Nordic in recent times in Scotland. I know folk who are part Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish... and then there's the Magnussons who are pretty well known and all. Magnus Magnusson's father was Icelandic consul.

Tonnes of connections through fishing, the oil industry, shopping (a surprising number of Icelanders shop in Glasgow for fancy goods), tourism, and World War II.

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"Some eejit wrote in the paper"

Waht paper ? What eejit ?


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Some tabloid. Can't remember.

There are numerous articles like this about just now.

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My buddy in the Gudbransdal sentb me this

"This summer there was a 400 years commemorate at Kringen.
The norwegians are a bit proud of this battle.
Enclose a photo which in the guesthouse Sinclair at Kvam in
Gudbrandsdalen not far fro Kringen"

But I cannot work out how to display the pic here. Anyone interessted can pm me with their e-mail I can forward it.


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