I enjoy reading The Saxon Stories series, but I still find myself muddled about the differences between vikings, danes, and the norse. Would you mind clarifying for me please?
The Vikings is a very loose name that we apply to folk who ventured out from the Scandinavian countries to raid or to settle all across Europe. The Danes came from what is now Denmark while the Norse were primarily from what is now Norway and Sweden. They’re related, of course, and their languages are very similar, and to someone suffering from their raids the distinction wouldn’t matter – they’re pagan Vikings. That rather oversimplifies it – but I hope it helps.