Jens Ulriksen has proposed the forts were less functional than symbolic, to warn would-be usurpers that the king could crush them at will.
That they appeared suddenly in the historical record has launched historians, archeologists, and various fields of science on a quest to answer the question: What caused the Viking Age?
Les Vikings à Noirmoutier: En 799, une flotte de « drakkars » apparut au large de l’île de Noirmoutier, qui débuta deux siècles d'attaques et d'invasions.
As far as we think we have progressed in 1,000 years, many things, such as telling our children not to run with scissors, have not changed. Here are 10 Viking artifacts you never knew existed.
How Fast Did Viking Longships Sail? While modern replicas offer us some evidence for the top speeds of Viking longships, it remains a debatable subject.