Thursday, June 9, 2011
Faroe Islands - Medieval Bishop`s Palace
The spectacular Vestmanna Cliffs in the Faroe Islands.
Sunstone - used by the Vikings for navigation.
Roe family crest. A Roe was an early bishop on the Faroe Islands.
List of the Bishops of the Faroe Islands 1047-1067:
Bernhard Sakseren, missionary bishop
Late 11th c. - Ryngerus, missionary bishop
c. 1100-1137 - Gudmund
1138-? - Orm, acquired Kirkjubøur
?-1157 - Matthew I or Martin I
1158-1162 - vacant
1162-1174 - Roe, taught Sverre Sigurdsson, king of Norway after 1184
?-1212 - Sven
(1213)-1214 - Olaf
1215 - vacant
1216-(1237) - Serquirus or Sverker
?-1243 - Bergsven
Bishop Roe of Faeroe or "Roe De Faeroe".
Bishop`s Palace - Faroe Islands.