The Vikings and Saxons 790-1066

Three reasons why vikings invaded?
England not united, Anglo saxon armies small, no navy, christian monasteries easy targets
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What was phase 1?
790-855 AD, Raiding, regular hit and run raids e.g lindisfarne
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What was phase 2?
865-990 AD, invasion and settlement, vikings controlled every anglo-saxon kingdom except wessex, Alfred the great resisted attacks
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What was phase 3?
991-1066 AD, conquest, four viking kings from 1013-1042, king cnut denmark+england
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How successfully did the Anglo-saxons fight the threat?
1. Fought back=Battle of Edington 878 AD, viking army too strong 2. improved defences=army, navy, strong towns, burhs, expensive so taxes increased. 3.compromised=danelaw-peace, viking controll strengthed. 4.paid money=danegeld-stop invasion not conq
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Impacts terror?
fighting savage, chaotic, destructive
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impacts religion+culture?
vikings converted to christianity, cultures merged with inter-marriages, viking language-new words
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impacts insecurity?
hoard of treasure burried, england united 927 AD
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impacts land?
vikings conquered almost whole on england, danelaw contolled by vikings
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impacts trade?
vikings established trade centres e.g table ware, glass beads, bone combs.
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What was phase 1?

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790-855 AD, Raiding, regular hit and run raids e.g lindisfarne

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What was phase 2?

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What was phase 3?

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Card 5

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How successfully did the Anglo-saxons fight the threat?

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