Leif Ericson

Leif Ericson was a Viking explorer. The son of Erik the Red, he is said to have visited the New World early in the second century A.D.


Leif Ericson: Icelander or Norwegian?
This debate is still ongoing. Was he from Iceland or Norway? Both claims are valid. Read for yourself.

The Discovery of America by Leif Ericson
This sites describes Leif Ericson's background and voyage. The name of the source is The Saga of Eric the Red. This can be difficult reading, but it is a great primary source.

The Viking Network
This excellent site is handsomely illustrated. The writing is good, too. Follow Leif as he grows up in the footsteps of his warlord father and then makes his own name in the history books.

Where Is Vinland: Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History
Medieval storytelling meets modern detective work

The Vikings
All about these fierce warrior-explorers

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