Viking invaders and settlers

Archaeologist Neil Oliver visits three of the most important places associated with the Viking invasion and settlement of Anglo Saxon England. He starts at Lindsfarne, where the Vikings launched their first raid in 793. In Repton, which the Vikings also conquered, he comes across the site of a Viking fortress, and some of the extraordinary objects found in the grave of the Repton Warrior. In York, once the capital of Danelaw, many more amazing Viking artefacts have been uncovered. More intriguing still is evidence of the continuing legacy of the Vikings: place names and everyday words which have their roots in the Viking language.

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