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A Timeline of Viking Raids and Attacks

 

Date:

 

Place:

 

793

 

Isle of Lindisfarne

 

795

 

Iona

 

795

 

Rathün

 

799

 

Aquitaine

 

799

 

St. Philibert

 

802

 

Iona

 

804

 

Lyminge

 

806

 

Iona

 

808

 

Slav town of Reric

 

810

 

Frisia

 

813

 

Vestfold, Norway (Danish attack on Norway)

 

820

 

Flanders

 

820

 

Aquitaine

 

825

 

Faroe Islands

 

832

 

Arnagh

 

832

 

Arnagh

 

832

 

Arnagh

 

834

 

Dorestad

 

835

 

Sheppy

 

835

 

Dorestad

 

836

 

Dorestad

 

837

 

Dorestad

 

839

 

Constantinople

 

840

 

Dublin

 

841

 

Dublin (permanent Viking settlement in Dublin)

 

842

 

Francia

 

843

 

Frisia

 

844

 

Coulouse

 

844

 

Galicia

 

844

 

Al-Andalus

 

845

 

Hamburg

 

845

 

Frisia

 

845

 

Paris

 

848

 

Bordeaux

 

848

 

Nantes

 

851

 

Canterbury

 

851

 

London

 

852

 

Mona

 

853

 

St. Martin, Tours

 

859-862

 

Various Mediterranean Isles

 

860

 

Iceland explored by Gardar the Swede

 

860

 

Constantinople

 

860

 

Winchester

 

862

 

Novgorod

 

865

 

St. Benoit, Fleury

 

865

 

Poitiers

 

865

 

Various English cities completely overrun by Danish Vikings

 

867

 

York

 

869

 

Armaugh

 

870

 

Dumberton

 

870

 

Orkney

 

870

 

Alt Clud

 

871

 

Wessex

 

873

 

Repton

 

873

 

Ireland

 

876

 

Wessex

 

877

 

Wessex

 

877

 

Gloucester

 

878

 

St. David's

 

878

 

Dyfed

 

878

 

Edington (Vikings defeated)

 

880

 

Kiev

 

881

 

Aachen

 

881

 

Cologne

 

885-6

 

Paris

 

886

 

London (Vikings defeated)

 

891

 

The Dyle (Vikings defeated)

 

895

 

Lloeger

 

895

 

Bytheiniog

 

900

 

Various sites in Northwest England

 

902

 

Dublin ( Vikings expelled from area)

 

911

 

Normandy (Rollo becomes Duke of Normandy)

 

912

 

Brittany

 

914-936

 

Brittany

 

917

 

Dublin (Vikings recapture city)

 

917

 

Corbridge

 

917

 

Germania (Vikings defeated)

 

937

 

Limerick

 

937

 

Brunanburh (Viking and Scottish alliance defeated)

 

954

 

Stainmore (Vikings defeated)

 

980

 

various sites in England

 

991

 

Maldon

 

991

 

Folkistone

 

994

 

London

 

1000

 

Svold

 

1015

 

Norway (conquered)

 

1016-1035

 

England under rule of Cnut

 

1030-1035

 

most of northern Scotland conquered

 

1043

 

Constantinople

 

1066

 

Fulford and Stamford Bridge

 

1069

 

England (Vikings defeated)

 

1075

 

England (last major Danish invasion of Britain - Vikings defeated)

 

1095

 

Hebrides

 

1103

 

Ulster (Vikings defeated)

 

1153

 

East Coast of England raided, but Vikings driven off

 

1263

 

Largs, Scotland