The Vikings in Britain

Historian Article

By Professor Henry Loyn, published 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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