In the year 787, the first of three Viking ships came from Denmark. Upon their arrival, these newcomers from the seas were greeted, by the hand of friendship, only to be cut down where they stood.
Who were these Vikings that came from the seas of Europe? They came from Sweden, Denmark and Norway; some came to settle, for they were farmers and fishermen seeking new lands. Whilst others came to plunder, killing and taking captives to sell as slaves, these were fierce barbaric fighters.
For these Vikings, Britain offered much in the way of booty. Treasure’s from the Saxon Kings, Monasteries, silver and gold trinkets.
According to the writings within the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, it is said, that in the year 793, these Vikings landed on the island of Lindisfarne, destroying the Abbey, spilling the blood of the Monks – showing no mercy. Their actions of murder and…
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