Burning, Pillaging, and Carving up the Lands: Viking Raids into England - Part II

Burning, Pillaging, and Carving up the Lands: Viking Raids into England - Part II

Vikings in history and popular culture are known as strong and dangerous, bloodthirsty killers, raiders, pillagers – pirates of land and sea. But who were the Vikings, and what were the causes of their raids across Northern Europe during the Viking Age?

Viking Raids of England

In 835, Danish Vikings began their raids along the English coasts. As the years went on, the raids grew in size.

[Read Part I Here]

In 838, a large body of Vikings landed in Cornwall, and was joined by Cornish rebels, but they were soon defeated by King Egbert of Wessex at Hingston Down, by the river Tamar.


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