A TIMELINE OF THE HISTORY OF THE VIKINGS
By Tim Lambert
The Vikings raid the monastery at Lindisfarne in England
The Vikings raid the monastery at Iona in Scotland. They also raid Ireland.
The Vikings settle the Orkneys, Shetlands, Caithness and Sutherland in Scotland. They found Cork and Dublin in Ireland.
The English defeat the Vikings at Hingston Down
The English defeat the Vikings at Southampton
The Vikings raid Kent and East Anglia in England
The Vikings raid Southampton in England
The Vikings raid Spain and Portugal
The Vikings raid Hamburg in Germany
The Danes capture York in England
The Danes crush the East Anglians in battle. Marching south they capture Reading in England.
The Danes capture Western England. Only the South remains unconquered
The Vikings settle in Iceland
Alfred king of Wessex (Southern England) routs the Danes. Afterwards England is split between Wessex and the Danes with Watling Street as the border.
The Vikings raid Paris but are driven off
The French king gives the Viking leader Hrolf the Dukedom of Normandy on condition he helps to protect France from other Vikings
The Vikings found Limerick in Ireland
The Danes begin raiding England again
The Vikings settle in Greenland
The Vikings land in North America
The Irish crush the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf
A Dane called Canute becomes king of England
An army of Norwegians is crushed by the English at Stamford Bridge
A Danish army sails to England to assist English rebels against William the Conqueror but they eventually leave. It is the last Scandinavian intervention in England.
Viking Everyday Life
A Timeline of the Barbarians
A Timeline of Denmark
A Timeline of Iceland
A Timeline of Norway
A Timeline of Sweden