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Irish Vikings came from Norway and had brown hair, not blond, according to the largest ever DNA analysis of Viking remains. The new study, published by leading international journal "Nature", revealed that Irish Vikings didn't have have the flowing blond hair commonly associated with the Scandanavian warriors.
When Harald Fairhair was 70 years old, one of his mistresses, Thora Mostrastong of the Hordakåre clan, bore him a child – Haakon. Haakon was no more than 10 years old when he was sent to England to be brought up by the English king Athelstan. The saga tells of how fond king Athelstan became of Haakon.
Norse leader who united Norway becoming the first King. He conquered many petty Kingdoms of Southern Norway that would be made up of most of modern day Norway and would go on to conquer small parts of Sweden. Those who he had subjugated but fled to Scotland were hunted down my Harald after he organized an expedition to Scotland.
Sweyn Forkbeard began to look further afield to expand his powerbase. After setting his sights on England, he targeted the Saxon king, Aethelred the Unready and with the support of his son, Cnut, successfully took the English throne. Having usurped the English king, Sweyn’s leadership was sadly to be short-lived as he died on 3rd February 1014 creating a power vacuum which Aethelred felt determined to fill when he returned from his exile in Normandy. This created a divided kingdom in England
1009 Thorkell the Tall led a Viking invasion of England, landing in Kent and ravaging the south. The following year he attacked Ipswich, East Anglia, defeated defending forces, and continued on until being paid a large sum of Danegeld, after which he withdrew. However, he later led an attack on Canterbury, where in September 1011 the invaders seized Aelfheah, archbishop of Canturbury, hoping to gain a large ransom for him. Aelfheah refused to allow the poor of England to be further burdened.
North Ages on Twitter: "Æthelred II, king of the English, complaining of a plot to assassinate him, ordered the death of all Danes living in England #OTD in 1002. Sveinn Fork-beard, king of Denmark, swore vengeance after his sister Gunnhild was among those killed in the St Brice’s Day massacre. https://t.co/408O68nTGI" / Twitter