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The Vikings Viking History The Vikings were a group of Scandinavian raiders that were around from about the 8th century to the 11th They mainly attacked the British Islands the Frankish empire England but they also plundered places such as the Iberian peninsula and northern Africa Vikings did not always settle into the places that they found for instance after exploring North America they left the place never to return again Even so after landing on Greenland they colonized themselves there and ancestors of the Vikings still live there today So now that you know a little about the history of the Vikings lets go into detail about the specifics of the Viking age Peter Sawyer Oxford Ill History of the Vikings p 1-19 On the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne which is located between England and Scotland Irish monks had built a monastery there they wrote many holy and beautiful books called the Lindisfarne Gospels These monks were peaceful people wouldnt hurt a fly pity they were chosen by the Vikings on the 8th of June in 793 to be the first major victim of one of their raids Their arrival was seen first far off they could see dragon head carvings on their well crafted ships slowly coming closer and closer to the shore As soon as they got out of their boats the Vikings poured onto land ripping off the monks clothing and tearing their bodies apart with their sharp swords and sometimes drowned them Viking raiders tipped over the cross of Bishop Ethelwold which was built out of stone Before they left that hot day the Vikings had taken all of the monks treasure set each building aflame and killed the monks cattle to feed themselves on Then in an instant they got into their ships and left This was the first major Viking attack as you can see it was pretty gruesome but they were just getting
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