Rosie’s love of the medieval period began in childhood and never left. Starting in 2008 she spent two summers on an archaeological dig in Iceland, where she became hooked on Viking-Age Scandinavia. She earned her B.A. in Medieval Studies from Smith College in 2012 with a focus on Old English language and Old Norse literature. In 2013 she spent six months in Sweden studying Swedish and traveling Scandinavia. Her primary interests include the Viking voyages to the Middle East, particularly cross-cultural influence and the balance of trade and violence, and the development of medieval vernacular grammar.