Interactive time-line: Danish Vikings in England
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">793 CE </span></b></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">The first recorded Viking raid took place on 8th June 793 on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, North East England.</span></div>
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">865 – 878 CE</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">The Great Heathen Army rampaged across large parts of what is modern day England. The Army consisted of numerous smaller fleets that had previously led separate raids, but had now joined forces. It is unclear exactly how big this army was.</span></div>
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">800 – 900 CE</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">Vikings began to settle in England from the latter half of the 9th century in areas that became known as the Danelaw. Viking raids continued sporadically, but contact between the British Anglo-Saxons and the Scandinavian immigrants became more peaceful.</span></div><div><br></div>
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">Late 900s CE</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">A new wave of Viking immigration took place after a period of relative peace. The English tried to stop the attacks by paying a protection fee, but the attacks continued nonetheless.</span></div>
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">1002 CE </span></b></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">The English King Æthelred II issued an order to execute all Danes in England. The massacre took place on November 13th and is known as the Saint Brice’s Day Massacre. It is unclear how many were killed.</span></div>
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">1013 CE </span></b></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">The Danish King Sweyn Forkbeard conquers England, but dies one year later. His son, Cnut the Great, becomes leader of the Danish army in England, and leaves for Denmark shortly after.</span></div>
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">1015 CE</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">Cnut the Great gathers a new fleet in Denmark and sets sail to England to launch a large scale attack.</span></div><div><br></div>
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">1016 CE</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">Cnut the Great regains power and becomes King of England. In the following years, he expands his kingdom and seizes power in Norway and parts of Sweden.</span></div><div><br></div>
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">1035 CE</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">Cnut the Great dies and power is shared between his two sons. Harold Harefoot takes control of England and Harthacnut becomes the King of Denmark.</span></div>
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">1066 CE</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">The Viking Age in England came to an end when the Norwegian King, Harald Hardrada was slain by the English Anglo-Saxon King, Harold Godwinson, at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. Harold was defeated just a few weeks later by the Norman invasion, led by William the Conqueror, at the Battle of Hastings.</span></div>

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