The Thing project

Before our Parliaments, before the High Courts – there were Things.

Things – from the Old Norse word þing, meaning assembly - were an early system of justice and administration.

When the Vikings and early Norse settlers arrived in a new place they brought with them their customs and legal systems. Things were where political decisions were made, laws upheld and disputes settled. They acted as meeting places and were often the focus for trade and religious activity. more


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