Vikings

The terrible raids of the Vikings and their attack on a monastery are described in 'The Two Rivers' chapter of SARUM. The story of the Viking family of Barnikel begins in 'The Conqueror' chapter of LONDON. The Viking families of Harold (Norwegian) and Doyle (Danish) are introduced in the 'Vikings' chapter of Rutherfurd's first Irish saga, in which book the huge Viking trading empire is also explained. Also see Vikings of Ireland.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
As those who have read PARIS will know, the Parisian neighborhood of Les Halles, now known for its vast mall complex, was once the site of the Cimetière des Innocents, Paris’ largest cemetery. What started in the 12th century as a smallish graveyard ballooned to a resting place for over 2 million corpses ! By the 1780’s, the cemetery had become so overfilled and unhygienic that Louis XVI closed it, and ordered all bodies be exhumed and transferred to the Catacombs. Today, only one relic remains from the neighborhood’s eerie past - La Fontaine des Innocents – a fountain built in the sixteenth century which once marked the entrance to the graveyard.




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