Our Shared Icelandic Ancestor – Executed on This Day


465 years ago today, our shared Icelandic ancestor was beheaded. Jón Arason was a very important person in our history and the last Catholic Bishop in Iceland. Read more about Jón, see photographs, and learn his story AT THIS LINK.



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