Harald Hardrada (1015 - 1066) was the crazed barbaric Norse Viking ruler of the Viking Horde. He was a known and feared warrior of his time. In the Battle at Stamfrod Bridge, he was killed trying to take the English crown from Harold Godwinnsonand the English, but was killed in 1066. As a result of Hardrada's death, this brought an unfortunate end to the Viking Age.The choice method of execution was the Blood Eagle. The condemned was tied up vertically, sliced open, then the rib cages were ripped outwards, exposing the entrails, then the lungs were exposed out of the body so the condemned would not only bleed, but suffocate to death.