Anglo-Saxon England and the Vikings, 757-1066

How did a set of seven fractious kingdoms unite into a new kingdom, known as “England,” while under almost constant attack by Viking berserkers from across the North Sea?

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Image: The Ormside bowl, an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon silver bowl found in the grave of a Viking warrior, photographed by JMiall

Music: A 1914 Edison Records wax-cylinder recording of “Rule, Britannia,” provided by the University of California Santa Barbara Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project


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