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June 8, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Vikings Raid Lindisfarne

On the 8th of June –

In 793 the Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne; this is generally taken as the beginning of the so-called Scandinavian Invasion of England.
Lindisfarne Priory Ruins
A Decorated Letter, in Bede's 'Life of St Cuthbert'
Vikings VADS Collection: Public Monuments and Sculpture Association

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