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Follow the history of one of Ibestad's oldest farms as you go back in time to the high middle ages tracing the history of early Danish Settlers following 'The Great Plague" and discovering the trials and tribulations of these early inhabitants. Through times of plenty and times of hardship follow how the inhabitants of this ancient Viking Farm have sought to live and prosper. Plagued by Russian Pirates, hard winters and often encountering failed crops see how these people overcame tragedy and suffering to succeed in a hostile climate. As the Industrial Revolution spread from England round the World see how in the face of new and exciting opportunities in the 19th century many inhabitants chose to find a better life for themselves in the New World and beyond as the Gold Rush and Pioneer Spirit gripped America. Finally, learn how these people both at home and abroad found new confidence and Independence under the leadership of Christian Mikkelsen in 1905 - able to shape their own destiny and future in an independent Norway. This book traces the lives of the descendants of these early Danish settlers and their travels both in Norway and around the World.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 320 pages. 10.00x8.00x0.76 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk1492303941