Viking raiders


550–750 In Sweden, the Vendel period is a time of increased prosperity.

737 Construction of Danevirke fortifications in Denmark shows growing royal authority.


841 Vikings establish a permanent settlement in Ireland, which will grow into the city of Dublin.

845 Viking raiders advance along the Seine and sack Paris.

867 Danish Vikings take control of Northumbria in northeast England.

911 Vikings found Duchy of Normandy in northern France.

10th century Swedish “Rus” Vikings are dominant in Kiev and Novgorod in Russia.

On a calm June day in 793, a party of men landed on the shore of the holy island of Lindisfarne in ...

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