The Vikings

Viking History
were a group of Scandinavian raiders that were around
from about the 8th century to the 11th. They mainly attacked the British
Islands , the Frankish empire, England, but they also plundered places such
as the Iberian peninsula and northern Africa. Vikings did not always
settle into the places that they found, for instance after exploring North
America they left the place never to return again. Even so, after landing
on Greenland they colonized themselves there, and ancestors of the Vikings
still live there today. So now that you know a little about the history of
the Vikings lets go into detail about the specifics of the Viking age.
(Peter Sawyer, Oxford Ill. History ...

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coming closer and closer to the
shore. As soon as they got out of their boats the Vikings poured onto land
ripping off the monk's clothing and tearing their bodies apart with their
sharp swords, and sometimes drowned them. Viking raiders tipped over the
cross of Bishop Ethelwold, which was built out of stone. Before they left
that hot day the Vikings had taken all of the monk's treasure, set each
building aflame, and killed the monk's cattle to feed themselves on. Then,
in an instant they got into their ships and left.
This was the first major Viking attack, as you can see it was
pretty gruesome, but they were just getting started. The next summer there
were several places on the British North Sea coast attacked. After 799 the
Vikings managed some raids on Friskan-Frankish coast, forcing them to set
up a coastal watch to warn citizens of the area. (Oxenstierna, Eric, The
Norsemen p. 49-74)
The Vikings in the 8th century mainly centered in places along ...

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it was in their best interest not to provoke the passing Frankish army.
But they went right back at it again in 842 they destroyed Quenstovic, the
Frisian harbor town. In 845 they attacked the tri-divided Holy Roman
Empire, all at the same time!
Ragnar Lodbrok, a legendary Viking hero and his army sailed up the
Loire River and conquered Paris by defeating half of Charles the Bald's
army. The other half were on the other side of the river and watched as
Ragnar hung 111 of Charles's men as a sacrifice the another Viking god,
Woden. The Vikings finally left after Charles gave them 7,000 pounds of
silver. After a while paying the Vikings off was the best way to get ...

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