Danish invaders in England. Vikings on the British Isles

Danish invaders in England. Vikings on the British Isles / Датчане захватывают Великобританию. Викинги на Английских островах

Since Ango-Saxons settled in Britain their way of life had changed greatly. The Danes, on the contrary, were Danish invaders in England. Vikings on the British Isles still a pagan people with old gods. And Anglo-Saxons had already forgotten about these gods.

At the end of the 8th century the Danes did the same what Danish invaders in England. Vikings on the British Isles the Anglo-Saxons did four centuries earlier. The Danes began to attack Britain, coming in 3 or 4 ships.

The main aim of their attacks was to plunder the British coasts as well as the central part Danish invaders in England. Vikings on the British Isles of the country.

English kingdoms could not protect themselves because they did not have either a regular army or a fleet. No coastguards watched the coasts. That is why the Danish raids Danish invaders in England. Vikings on the British Isles were successful and they came when nobody expected it.

The situation with roads in England was even worse. Moreover, there were deep forests and swamps all around.

If they needed Danish invaders in England. Vikings on the British Isles to send a messenger to the king, first they needed to reach a settlement from where they could do it. It took several weeks.

The Danes returned many times. But after many Danish invaders in England. Vikings on the British Isles battles, they finally took the crown from the English and became the masters for 24 years.

The area that the Danes conquered was called "Danelaw", and ransom (money) that the British paid to them Danish invaders in England. Vikings on the British Isles was called "Danegeld".

During the 8th and the 9th centuries there were also Scandinavian invaders who wanted to conquer Britain. They were the Vikings. In 789 the Vikings began to attack Danish invaders in England. Vikings on the British Isles the British Isles. They came from Norway, Swedenand Denmark and were called Norsemen.

They мейд York the capital of their kingdom. The Vikings brought their language, traditions, art and built towns in Danish invaders in England. Vikings on the British Isles England. The English got rid of the Vikings only in the 10th century.


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