Ich nähme an der ersten Landung der Wikinger in England teil, um den Ablauf und die wahren Ereignisse zu erleben. War diese Unternehmung wirklich als Kriegszug geplant? (WB)

The period from the earliest recorded raids in the 790s until the Norman conquest of England in 1066 is commonly known as the Viking Age of Scandinavian history.

The motives driving the Viking expansion are a topic of much debate in Nordic history. One common theory posits that Charlemagne „used force and terror to Christianise all pagans“, leading to baptism, conversion or death, and as a result Vikings and other pagans wanted revenge. (…) Another explanation is that the Vikings exploited a moment of weakness in the surrounding regions. England suffered from internal divisions and was relatively easy prey given the proximity of many towns to the sea or to navigable rivers.

 

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