Strandhewing was the popular Viking term for pillaging, enslaving and looting a village.
A typical Viking would wake up one morning and think to himself, "hey, harvest time is over, and
I have some spare time. Sure would be nice to get me a nice English woman to help clean up around
the longhall. And maybe a few of them fluffy English sheep." The Viking would then get his buddies
together, board one of their lightning-fast longships and go to the nearest enemy coast for some
good ol' Viking fun.
Truth be told, Strandhewing actually became a big part of the Viking economy, adding some disposable income and raising the quality of life for Vikings.....read more