The Vikings in Britain

Historian Article

Professor Henry Loyn, last updated: 1st March 1999

Professor Henry Loyn provides an update on recent studies of the Viking Age. Interest in the activities of the Scandinavian people in Britain during the Viking Age, c 800-1100 A.D., has been strong in the last half-century or so, and it is good to pause and assess contributions to the story since Sir Frank Stenton in 1943 in the first edition of his Anglo-Saxon England blazed the modern trail, setting out the main lines of interpretation which remain standard to the present day.

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