The Varangian Guard

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Unknown Artist
published on 09 November 2017
The Varangian Guard

A 12th century CE illustration showing the Varangian Guard defending a city. The Varangians were an elite corps of the Byzantine army and palace bodyguard from the 11th to 13th centuries CE. They were composed of Vikings and then Anglo-Saxons. (From the Madrid Skylitzis, National Library of Spain, Madrid)

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Artist, U. (2017, November 09). The Varangian Guard. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7585/

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Artist, Unknown. "The Varangian Guard." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 09, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7585/.

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Artist, Unknown. "The Varangian Guard." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 09 Nov 2017. Web. 23 Aug 2019.

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