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Blutwölfin
Monday, November 28th, 2005, 05:25 PM
c.710 Willibrord unsuccessfully attempts to convert the Danes

793 Vikings attack Celtic monastery at Lindesfarne

790s Viking raids on western Europe, Scotland, and Ireland

826 Ansgar journeys to Denmark and to Birka, Sweden (829-31), to evangelize

841 First wintering of Vikings in Ireland

845 Pagan revolt forces missionaries to abandon Birka

859 Vikings enter the Mediterranean

865 Ansgar dies, succeeded by Rimbert

870 Vikings kill the king of East Anglia, Edmund (later St. Edmund)

c.870 Norse begin to settle Iceland

902 Vikings expelled from Dublin

911 Founding of Normandy by Viking chieftain Rollo

930 Founding of the Icelandic Althing at Thingvellir

c.934 Hakon the Good becomes king of Norway and soon attempts to convert his country to Christianity

948 Bishops appointed to Hedeby, Ribe, and Arhus in Denmark

954 Erik Bloodaxe, son of Harald Finehair, expelled from York and killed at the battle of Stainmore

958 Gorm the Old, king of Denmark, buried at Jelling by his son, Harald Bluetooth

c.965 Harald Bluetooth of Denmark converts

980 Renewed Viking attacks on England

c.985 Erik the Red settles in Greenland

c.995 Olof Skötkonung, king of Sweden, converts to Christianity

995 Olaf Trygvesson unites Norway under Christian banner

1000 Olaf Trygvesson dies in the Battle of Svold; Iceland converts to Christianity

c.1000 Leif Eriksson voyages to Vinland in North America

1013 Danish king Svein Forkbeard conquers ...

Cuchullain
Monday, November 28th, 2005, 06:32 PM
Thankyou Blutwolfin, good to know.;)

Slainte

hauer
Monday, November 28th, 2005, 11:25 PM
Harald Bluetooth was a traitor.

Weg
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005, 12:00 AM
911 Founding of Normandy by Viking chieftain Rollo

A date to remember.

Cuchullain
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005, 12:03 AM
Weg wrote,


911 Founding of Normandy by Viking chieftain Rollo

A date to remember.

Yes but now it's for a worthwhile reason not just some catchy media slogan.;)

Slainte

Weg
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005, 12:12 AM
Weg wrote,



Yes but now it's for a worthwhile reason not just some catchy media slogan.;)

Slainte

Hehe, of course it is now. ;)

alphaknave
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005, 03:06 AM
Here is a torrent (http://www2.digitaldistractions.org:8080/torrents/Blood%20Of%20The%20Vikings.torrent) for a Discovery Channel program on the Viking raids of christianized British Isles. I just finished watching it today and it was pretty intresting, but didn't really tell me much I didn't already know.