The sagas of early medieval Iceland (written down between 1100 and 1300) are some of the great works of Western literature. Heck, they've got it all: lust, envy, large-scale violence, widespread failures. Plus, these charming tales are all set in a time when a man just had to do what a man (generally a man with anger-management issues and a club) had to do.
1. Hallgerd the Petty (Njal's Saga)
One of the bloodiest feuds in Icelandic history arose from the seating chart at a wedding, when... READ ON