No, no. That's ok. You just sit there and I'll go find sexy and bring it back for us. I insist.
The Norwegian island of Svalbard could have been discovered by Norse explorers as early as the 12th century, according to some scholars. The first undisputed discovery was by a Dutch explorer in 1596. In the 17th century Spitzbergen became a hub for whaling fought over by numerous countries, including England, Denmark, France, and the Netherlands. Norway did not establish settlements or enterprises in the territory until the 19th century and gained sovereignty over the island in 1925.