Viking reenactors (Henri Bergius/ CC BY-SA 2.0 ) The map is based on data from here and here. However, in 851 the Vikings came in even larger numbers.

Three hundred and fifty Viking ships anchored in the Thames—and when they stepped ashore, they burnt Canterbury and London. From the Rhineland, which can be regarded as the nucleus of Frankish culture, the Franks had previously conquered almost the whole of Central Europe and established a great empire. In 995 the Community of St.Cuthbert at Chester-le-Street, a remnant of Northumbria's greater days, fled to Ripon in 995 perhaps to escape one such raid, although the Scots were also raiding the north at this time and posed an additional threat. The impact of Viking raids on Europe included a greater Scandinavian influence on language in conquered areas. Starting in 841 AD Viking raids increased in number along with a huge increase in the size of the Viking war parties. The Viking warriors were extremely successful during this phase of raids. The raids started in June of 793 CE when three ships docked at the shore by the abbey of Lindisfarne. Pirates first man the guns of the shore's fortifications. To better understand where and when the vikings are likely to have raided and settled, this map from Wikipedia may be of some use: To learn more about the Viking world, have a look at the following books: The Age of the Vikings; Viking Age: Everyday Life During the Extraordinary Era of the Norsemen In the first phase of Viking raids a typical raiding party was three or four ships, by 851 AD an attacking fleet could have up to three hundred and fifty ships. But in the late 700's this …

The Viking raids also left a literary legacy of sagas as well as an imprint on the DNA of local populations. The Viking raids in the Rhineland were part of a series of invasions of Francia by the Vikings that took place during the final decades of the 9th century. A map of Viking raids and settlements by Max Naylor. Source for information on The Viking Raids, A.D. 800-1150: Science and Its Times: Understanding the Social Significance of Scientific Discovery dictionary. Viking activity in the British Isles occurred during the Early Middle Ages, the 8th to the 10th centuries, when Norsemen from Scandinavia travelled to Great Britain and Ireland to settle, trade or raid. While the Vikings were certainly more than just raiders and fighters, their war-related activities are justifiably central to our modern image of what the Vikings were, since it was their marvelous successes in battle and piracy that set the Viking Age (roughly 793-1066 AD) apart from the periods that came before it and after it. The Viking Raids, a.d. 800-1150OverviewThe Vikings, or Norsemen, of Scandinavia, were the dominant sea power in Europe from about a.d. 800 to 1150, exploring the coastlines of Europe, the British Isles, and North Africa.