"Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real."

Cormac McCarthy

Last updated 4 October  2019  © Julia Edwards

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Start of

Viking raids

on Britain

Period of Danelaw

More Viking raids and

invasion

Viking kings

on the

English throne 

End of Viking Kings of England.

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By around 1100, the Vikings are integrated into local population, so this is the end of the Viking age.

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End of the period Danelaw in 954

(but don't think the Vikings wouldn't be back!)

Vikings started raiding England again in 980!

In about 982, Erik the Red landed in Greenland.

In 1013 Swein Forkbeard (son of Harald Bluetooth) invaded England.

Cnut crowned King of England in 1016.

Anglo-Saxon King Edward the Confessor was crowned in 1043

1066!

King Harold defeated his brother and an army of Vikings at the Battle of Stamford Bridge.

 

He travelled south to Hastings and was defeated by William of Normandy, who came to be known as William the Conqueror.

 

The Norman age began. 

 

 

 

 

First Viking attack in Dorset in 787

 

Monastery attacked on Lindisfarne in 793

 

 

 

 

 

Vikings came back to raid England again in 835

 

Attack on London in 842

 

Danes spent winter in south east England in 850

 

Great army of Danes landed in East Anglia in 865

Danes captured York the following year, but didn't stay until 876

King Alfred the Great let the cakes burn in 878 (according to a story written down about 300 years later!) because he was too busy thinking about fighting the Vikings in Somerset. It was clearly worth it, because the same year, King Alfred drove the Vikings out of his kingdom of Wessex and into the Danelaw, an area in the east, middle and north of what is now England.

 

Sigtryggr, King of Jorvik, died in January or February 927.

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