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Alex Woolf

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748612338

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612338.001.0001

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The Coming of the Vikings

The Coming of the Vikings

Chapter:
(p.41) Chapter 1 The Coming of the Vikings
Source:
From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070
Author(s):

Alex Woolf

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612338.003.0002

This chapter discusses the history of the coming of the Vikings. It covers kings and kingdoms in 793; Scandinavian attacks on Northumbria; conditions in Scandinavia in the late eighth century; Norway in the Viking Age, causes of the Viking Age; the Vikings in Scotland; and the dynasty of Wrguist (789–839).

Keywords:   kings, kingdoms, Scandinavia, Viking Age, Scotland, Northumbria, Norway, Wrguist

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