In this week’s issue we take a look at northern Europe and winter in the Middle Ages. We put an eye on the Carta Marina and read about sagas, Viking hoards, ice-skating and board games.The Carta Marina was created in the 16th century by Olaus Magnus, a Swedish historian and geographer – it is the earliest detailed map of Scandinavia, and is well-known for the images of creatures, such as sea monsters, that you can find on it.
Sokuten Class Minelayer from the Left Here we see a Soluten-class minelayer from the left. Two rows of mines can just about be made out on the rails at the stern of the ship. Three sub-classes of this type were produced, starting in 1937. Four of the first five, seven of the second nine and the only example of the third type to be completed were all sunk during the war, leaving only three survivors.
Polikarpov I-16 from the left Here we see two Polikarpov I-16s in the air, showing the rather stubby appearance of the aircraft, a result of the combination of a radial engine and a short fuselage - only 20ft long, about a third shorter than the Spitfire or Bf-109.How to cite this article:Rickard, J (21 December 2019), Polikarpov I-16 from the left , http://www.
New evidence, published in the Journal of the British Archaeological Association, has confirmed that the Bayeux Tapestry was designed specifically to fit a specific area of Bayeux’s cathedral.New research suggests the Tapestry was designed to be hung along the north, south and west sides of the nave of Bayeux Cathedral, between the west wall and choir screen.