Thursday, January 8, 2015

History Trivia - Vikings attack Lindisfarne Island

January 8

794 Vikings attacked Lindisfarne Island (northeast coast of England).

871 King Ethelred of Wessex and his brother Alfred (the Great) defeated the Danish Vikings at the Battle of Ashdown.

1081 Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor was born. The last of the Salic or Frankish family of rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, Henry was crowned in 1111.
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