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?
October, derived from the Latin Octo, which means eight, was actually the eighth month of the year in the original Roman calendar of ten months. It wasn’t until the Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in the first century BC that January and February were added. The Julian calendar remained the predominant calendar in Europe through the sixteenth century, until it was amended to the Gregorian calendar we still use today.




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