Were the Varangian Guards Christian?


Were the Varangian Guards Christian?

The Varangian Guards

Comprised of Rus Norsemen, the Varangian Guard was the Byzantine Empire's most elite fighting force. Their fierce fighting skills and heavy weapons become the stuff of legends.

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The Byzantine Empire: History, Culture & Timeline


Chapter 9 / Lesson 15

Learn the true definition of the term "Byzantine." Discover facts about the Byzantine Empire's culture and a timeline of the major events which make up its history.

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