Harald Hardrada

Sicily
Varangian Guards in siege battle ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1038 Jan 1

Sicily

Sicily, Italy

In 1038, Harald joined the Byzantines in their expedition to Sicily, in George Maniakes's (the sagas' "Gyrge") attempt to reconquer the island from the Muslim Saracens, who had established the Emirate of Sicily on the island. During the campaign, Harald fought alongside Norman mercenaries such as William Iron Arm.


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