About 1200 years ago in the 9th century AD, The Viking Age began in Britain and lasted for 200 years. In 800 AD ferocious raiders began to attack our coasts. These people were called the Vikings. Some Vikings came from Denmark, which is why some of these beast were called Danes.
- Just like the Anglo Saxons had done 400 years earlier, the Vikings came across the North Sea. They made their home here, in Britain. A Saxon king called King Alfred fought the Vikings in a battle and had to give them a part of the country called Danelaw.
- More about the raid
- The Vikings first raided in 793 AD and last invaded in 1066 when William the Conqueror became king of England after the Battle of Hastings. The Vikings first raid was at Lindisfarne, which is an island located in the northeast coat of England. It was a holy island. Some of the monks drowned and died;others were taken away as slaves along with the treasures of the island. They attacked villages and towns in Wales, Scotland, Ireland, The Isle Of Man and England.
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