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Maybe, depending on your definition of "Viking". There was a group of Norsemen who traveled south into Europe and eventually came into the employ of the Byzantine Empire as elite mercenaries, eventually coming to become the personal bodyguard of the Byzantine Emperor, the Varangian Guard. The Byzantine Empire was also known for its employment of ...


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Short Answer Generally, there is no evidence in medieval sources for the widespread use of cavalry or horsemen in battle by the Vikings. The Vikings in Western Europe (from the late 8th century to the late 11th century) generally fought on foot. However, there are a small number of recorded cases on the continent (Francia, northern Germany) and in Ireland ...


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