“TRUE MYTH: BLACK VIKINGS OF THE MIDDLE AGES” is the name of the book and, really, I can’t improve upon that.
Some will recall we once had a poster who tried to assert that - I think it was Charles II, iirc - and pretty much every other member of European royalty who was ever passingly described as being ‘dark’ or ‘black’ was in fact, a black African, and it was only a conspiracy of … well, this part was kind of vague, but … everyone else on the planet, that we’ve forgotten that fact today.
WELL. He wrote A BOOK.
While researching the reasons why we commonly credit Christopher Columbus with discovering America instead of the Vikings who did way earlier, this author discovered the truth. Or THE TRUTH, as I suppose I should put it.
I can’t do this justice - let me quote from the description:
Alright, alright. I’m not being very sportsmanlike here. I admit it. But I was amused to spot an author who sounded so much like our old friend. And really, I’m saving the best bit for last. You have GOT to see the cover art:
So. You folks find anything good on Amazon lately?