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To mark the start of the Magnus 900 celebrations, the “Sails of St Magnus” are back on show in the cathedral. Inspired by St Rognvald’s crusade to the Holy Lands in 1151, several local artists created the “sails”, which were first hung in the St Magnus Cathedral in 1993. They were accompanied by text written …

To mark the start of the Magnus 900 celebrations, the “Sails of St Magnus” are back on show in the cathedral. Inspired by St Rognvald’s crusade to the Holy Lands in 1151, several local artists created the “sails”, which were first hung in the St Magnus Cathedral in 1993. They were accompanied by text written …

St. Magnus Cathedral, Orkney.  #stmagnuscathedral #orkney  #inspiredbyorkney #cathedral

St. Magnus Cathedral, Orkney. #stmagnuscathedral #orkney #inspiredbyorkney #cathedral

he Orkney Islands are awesome. Why? There are neolithic villages and standing stones that rival Stonehenge. There are unique whisky distilleries. There’s a small Italian Cathedral built by prisoners of war. Oh, and the eerie, flat, and foggy landscape makes you feel like you’ve landed on a new planet or inside a fantasy novel’s well worn pages. | #travel

The Orkney Islands Are Stupidly Awesome

he Orkney Islands are awesome. Why? There are neolithic villages and standing stones that rival Stonehenge. There are unique whisky distilleries. There’s a small Italian Cathedral built by prisoners of war. Oh, and the eerie, flat, and foggy landscape makes you feel like you’ve landed on a new planet or inside a fantasy novel’s well worn pages. | #travel

Gunhild, sister of Magnus, had married Kol, and the king of Norway granted their son Rögnvald Kolsson the right to his uncle's earldom in 1129. Earl Rögnvald eventually took a fleet to Orkney, but the islanders resisted and Earl Paul who had succeeded Håkon would not give up control without a fight. Then Earl Rögnvald Kolsson was advised by his father Kol to promise the islanders to "build a stone minster at Kirkwall more magnificent than any in Orkney. Work on the Cathedral began in 1137.

Gunhild, sister of Magnus, had married Kol, and the king of Norway granted their son Rögnvald Kolsson the right to his uncle's earldom in 1129. Earl Rögnvald eventually took a fleet to Orkney, but the islanders resisted and Earl Paul who had succeeded Håkon would not give up control without a fight. Then Earl Rögnvald Kolsson was advised by his father Kol to promise the islanders to "build a stone minster at Kirkwall more magnificent than any in Orkney. Work on the Cathedral began in 1137.

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