In the early seventeenth century, Skálholt—the seat of the Bishop of South, West, and East Iceland—was one of the largest communities on the island. It housed not only a cathedral but
also a school (Skálholtsskóli). Graduates of Skálholtsskóli played important roles in Icelandic history, becoming Schoolmasters, Government Officials, and Bishops. In the summer of 1627, some of them became captives of the infamous Barbary corsairs.
Authors Karl Smári Hreinsson & Adam Nichols
Publisher Saga Akademía, 2023
top of page
bottom of page