Chapter Thirteen. Viking Raids and Conquest

  1. Pauline Stafford Professor specialist
  1. Dawn Hadley PhD

Published Online: 27 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311020.ch13

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100

How to Cite

Hadley, D. (2009) Viking Raids and Conquest, in A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100 (ed P. Stafford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311020.ch13

Editor Information

  1. Liverpool University, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Sheffield, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106283

Online ISBN: 9781444311020

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Keywords:

  • Britain and Ireland - long ninth century;
  • viking raids and conquest;
  • “vikings” conveying commonality of identity;
  • Scandinavian activity in Britain and Ireland;
  • Viking armies, ravaging Sheppey;
  • Guthrum, adapting territorial kingship

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Beginnings of Scandinavian Activity in Britain and Ireland

  • The Intensification of Raiding

  • The Origins of Political Conquest

  • Conquest and the Establishment of Territorial Rule

  • Securing Political Control

  • Discussion

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography