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991: A menacing fleet approached the coast at East Anglia. Nearly a century after King Alfred’s victory over the Vikings the Norse men were back. Monarchy by David Starkey s1e2: Aengla Land, Channel 4 2004
He [William] marched his army to York, drove off the Danes and then perpetrated the most infamous event of his reign: the Harrying of the North. ibid.
The Northern Hemisphere was hit by the little ice age. And on the south coast of Greenland two very different societies found themselves in the firing line. Man on Earth with Tony Robinson III: Killer Climate, Discovery 2010
The Norse settlers were livestock farmers. ibid.
The Inuit and the Norse living side by side but poles apart. ibid.
Risking all for a new world … Guided by Thor, God of Thunder, the Vikings set out across the world. Mankind: The Story of All of Us VII: New World, History 2012
It’s the carving of these boats and carts and sledges that makes this particular Viking find so exciting. Waldemar Januszczak, The Dark Ages: An Age of Light IV: The Men of the North, BBC 2012
Even if the Polynesians didn’t find North America in 1000 A.D. someone else did. A settlement in Newfoundland proves that’s when the Vikings made it to Canada. But did they reach the United States? Who Really Discovered America? History 2010
Scandinavia, 1000 A.D. Still 492 years before Columbus: Viking voyagers from Scandinavia were exploring the north Atlantic, and it was only a matter of time before one of them sailed to North America. ibid.
The east coast is also home to some other artefacts thought to be Norse ... The most famous is the Kensington Runestone unearthed by a farmer in Minnesota in 1898: ‘8 Goths and 22 Norwegians on an Acquisition journey far to the west of Vinland’. ibid.
It was the beginning of a prominent Viking presence in British life. But it wouldn’t all be rape and pillage. Bettany Hughes, Seven Ages of Britain 410 A.D. – 1066 A.D. Channel 4 2003
A prime British target – the town of York. ibid.
Raiders from Scandinavia, the Vikings ... The Vikings were driven by population growth in their own countries. By economic and political oppression. Michael Wood, The Great British Nation: A People’s History 2/8, BBC 2012
The Vikings changed society and attitudes ... York = Jorvik: in this cosmopolitan city Vikings soon took on the native culture. ibid.
England was divided. North of Watling Street – Danelaw; but to the south – Alfred the Great’s Kingdom of the Anglo-Saxons. ibid.
The Viking army attacked them on Ashdown – January 871. The site of the Battle of Ashdown has never been found. Michael Wood, King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons I: Alfred of Wessex, BBC 2013
Edington, Wiltshire, May 878: A first light he attacked them ... Brutal stuff: toe to toe eyeball to eyeball stabbing and slashing. ibid.
Nordic invaders – The Vikings – sailed across the North Sea to plunder Britain’s riches. David Dimbleby, Seven Ages of Britain 1/7: Age of Conquest, BBC 2010
The terror of Viking attack ... The age of the Vikings had arrived. Fergal Keane, The Story of Ireland 1/5, BBC 2011
A mighty race that worshipped powerful gods. A celestial bridge linking mankind to a divine realm. And epic journeys to the far end of the world. How were the Vikings able to develop such an advanced civilisation? Ancient Aliens s5e11: Viking Gods, History 2013
The Vikings or Norsemen flourished from the late eighth century. ibid.
The enormous distances the Vikings travelled from their homeland ... According to archaeologists, artefacts discovered in Newfoundland in Canada during the 1960s prove that the Vikings were the first Europeans to set foot in North America. ibid.
Is it really credible that the Viking gods Odin and Thor were in fact extraterrestrial visitors? ibid.
793 A.D.: On the island of Lindisfarne a barbaric band of heathens tore apart the local monastery ... The Viking Age had begun. The Dark Ages
The Vikings were relentless and prolific ... Their favourite target was their first: Britain. ibid.
Ivan turned his attention to conquering the rest of Britannia. ibid.
There was one kingdom in the south of the country that refused to crumble: it was ruled by a resourceful and resilient warrior king whose name was Alfred the Great. ibid.
While some sailed off to plunder new frontiers across the Atlantic others quietly settled down and were assimilated into Europe’s Christian culture. ibid.
The Viking invasions had done a lot to militarise Europe. Kelly DeVries, Loyola College
The Vikings – a feared race of sea-faring warriors with powers of navigation ahead of their time, reaching America long before Columbus ... Were they guided by a magical stone lost to history – the legendary Viking Sun Stone? Ancient X Files s2e3: Incas Decoded and Viking Sun Stone, National Geographic 2010
We know from their sagas that this warrior people believed in the existence of magic crystals. ibid.
The age of the Vikings stretched from the late 8th to the mid-11th century. ibid.
There is archaeological evidence that the Vikings colonised Vinland. [Newfoundland] ibid.
Is it credible they used an instrument they called the Sunstone? ibid.
The Vikings developed Europe’s most advanced sea-faring vessels. ibid.
York. Founded by the Romans, by the ninth century A.D. this was one of the great Christian cities of Anglo-Saxon England. But York had a shock coming. Because in 886 A.D. an entire army arrived here and turned the place Viking. Neil Oliver, Vikings I, BBC 2012
To start my investigation I’ve come to Norway. In particular Bergen. ibid.
The Vikings weren’t just savage pirates. ibid.
They were the product, the evolution, of a dynamic and often violent history. ibid.
Here in Ireland evidence is being unearthed of a Viking fortress. Neil Oliver, Vikings II, BBC 2012
A vast trading network from Ireland to the Middle East. ibid.
Russia’s most famous museum – The Hermitage – paints a completely new picture of the Vikings for me. Not one of bands of bearded men out on war-like raids, but ordinary people living settled lives. ibid.
The Vikings’ most important commodity of all – slaves. ibid.
The Vikings are part of who we are. ibid.
The Vikings were notorious for their fast and manoeuvrable warships. Neil Oliver, Vikings III, BBC 2012
On Shetland there are relics of more ordinary lives – of Viking farmers and craftsmen. ibid.
They were explorers and adventurers. ibid.
A Viking empire of the north. ibid.
Tribute payments in strong hard cash. ibid.
AEthelred ... Ordered that all Danish men in England were to be killed. What happened next is known as the St Brice’s Day Massacre. ibid.
Norway, Denmark and Sweden soon found their own new rulers. ibid.
By the end of the 10th century Rollos were unstoppable. Charles, King of France, had no choice but to do a deed ... Rollo realised that the route to power lay in diplomacy ... The province of Normandy was born. Professor Robert Bartlett, The Normans I 2010
The Normans didn’t completely lose touch with their Viking past. Any attempts to revolt against the new order were brutally repressed. ibid.