Frans G Bengtsson (1894-1954), one of Sweden’s best-known writers, studied literature and languages at the University of Lund. He was also interested in history and completed a historical biography of Charles XII (the King of Sweden from 1697 to 1718) in 1936.

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Bengtsson and son, Joachim, 1943

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Bengtsson wrote his best-known work, the Viking novel The Long Ships, between the years 1941-1945.

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My favourite viking? Hagar the Horrible

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Type and Pillage 2

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