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The data sheet below has all the important dates as well !
AD 700: The Viking age begins.
AD 793: First invasion by the Vikings. They raided monasteries on the coast including Lindisfarne, off the coast of Northumbria.
AD 794: First raids on Scotland and Ireland.
AD 865: Great Viking army from Denmark invades England
AD 866: Danes capture York (which the Viking called Jorvik) and make it their kingdom (land ruled by a king)
AD 876: Vikings from Denmark, Norway and Sweden settle permanently in England.
AD 886: King Alfred the Great defeats the Vikings but allows them to settle in Eastern England.
AD 954: Eric Bloodaxe, the last king of Jorvik, is thrown out of York
AD 1001: Vikings land in America and establish a settlement.
AD 1066: Battle of Hastings occurred; William I (the Conqueror) crowned King of England.
AD 1100: End of the Viking age.
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