The Viking Invasions of England - 793 Ad to 900 Ad

The Age of the Vikings

As we have learned in the first part of this History of the English, our early ancestors came to this Island, first as raiders and some as mercenaries, invited by a Romanic British Warlord (Vortigern,) to fight the Picts of the North but who later turned on their Romanic-British paymasters, and turned from mere raiders to conquers who would form the beginning of a New England.

But now we will deal with another equally interesting period in our long eventful English history, a period in which we went from a people divided, to a people united under one King, a period in which the English would become the worlds first known Nation State. And the Norsemen were, we can say without a doubt a big part and rea-son for that future political State, and Nation Statehood, but we will also learn that the Norsemen are as much apart of us as a nation, as a people and as much apart of our identity as our early Anglo-Saxon ancestors are.

The term Norsemen was used, and is used to mean the Vikings of Denmark, of which our early Angli ancestors originated from, i.e. Anglen in southern Denmark and the Islands of the Jutland Peninsula. But also the Vikings of Norway, Sweden and per-haps other Nordic tribes in that part of Northern Europe, and as we shall find, the An-gles and Saxons were in many ways no different from the Vikings who first came to England in 793 AD as raiders like the Englisc some four hundred years before. Both the early Englisc and the Norsemen worshiped more or less the same Gods, fought in more or less the same fashion, and more or less had the same cultural identity, poems, songs and lived more or less by the same codes, the same warrior codes, fought in the same sort of war bands and loyally serving and dying in battle for the same sort of voted for war leader, or warlord. So we can see that the English and the Norse were of the same roots, and from more or less the same lands, in North Western Europe. One of the reasons why...