Viking invasions

Vikings in U.K.

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  • Jan 31, 793

    First invasion by the Vikings.

    	First invasion by the Vikings.
    They raided monasteries on the coast including Lindisfarne, off the coast of Northumbria.First invasion by the Vikings
    794. First raids on Scotland and Ireland.
  • Jan 31, 820

    Viking raids continue around the English coast

    	Viking raids continue around the English coast
  • Jan 31, 821

    Wessex becomes the Supreme Kingdom

    Wessex becomes the Supreme Kingdom
    Wessex becomes the Supreme Kingdom
  • Jan 31, 865

    Great Viking Army from Denmark Invades England

    Great Viking Army from Denmark Invades England
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    Danes capture York (which the Vikings called Jorvik) and make it their kingdon (land ruled by a king)
  • Jan 31, 871

    King Ethelred and his brother Alfred, defeat the Viking army

    	King Ethelred and his brother Alfred, defeat the Viking army
    King Ethelred, the West Saxon king, and his brother Alfred, defeat the Viking army at the Battle of Ashdown (in Berkshire).
  • Jan 31, 876

    Vikings settle permanently in England.

    	Vikings settle permanently in England.
  • Jan 31, 886

    King Alfred the Great defeats the Vikings

    King Alfred the Great defeats the Vikings
  • Jan 31, 937

    Eastern England (Danelaw) is conquered by the English

    	Eastern England (Danelaw) is conquered by the English
  • Jan 31, 954

    Eric Bloodaxe, the last Viking King of Jorvik, is thrown out of York

    Eric Bloodaxe, the last Viking King of Jorvik, is thrown out of York
    Eric Bloodaxe, the last Viking King of Jorvik, is thrown out of York.
  • Jan 31, 980

    New Viking Raids on England

    	New Viking Raids on England
  • Jan 31, 994

    Olaf of Norway arrived in London

    Olaf of Norway arrived in London
  • Jan 31, 1014

    King Canute (Cnut) of Denmark captures the English Crown

    	King Canute (Cnut) of Denmark captures the English Crown
  • Jan 31, 1042

    Edward the Confessor becomes King

    Edward the Confessor becomes King
    A Saxon King
  • Jan 31, 1042

    Edward the Confessor becomes King (A Saxon King)

    	Edward the Confessor becomes King (A Saxon King)