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The adventures of the Vikings

Chart the rise of these ambitious explorers, from their first-ever raids to their aggressive global expansion

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Viking longships are seen for the first time, lurking with intent off the Wessex coast. Six years later, they attack the holy island of Lindisfarne. Word of the Viking threat spreads throughout Europe.

AD 840-41

Vikings first overwinter in the modern-day location of Dublin, which they found and name Dyflin – the first and most important Viking settlement in the British Isles.

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