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The Golden Horn: Norse Saga, Saint Dracula, and the Defense of Christendom in the Middle Ages


Wes Callihan


Some stories from history are just too unutterably fascinating not to tell, and this is one of them. It’s the story of the connection between  things you’ve heard about but never knew were so intimately connected: the Vikings, the Byzantine Empire, The Norman Conquest, the Crusades, Count Dracula, The Wind in the Willows, and Pink Floyd. We don’t know the connection because we’ve been told the story by the wrong people: unbelieving historians. If you’re going to teach history, teach it as a Christian. This talk will be a model of what that can look like. Who would have guessed that Longboats in the Golden Horn and a Transylvanian lord holding high the Cross of Christ are part of the story of the spread of Christ’s Church over the world?