On This Day In The Viking Age
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24 June

Viking ship

843 – Viking Raid on Nantes

It is an onimous day when the Vikings arrive in Nantes, Francia. They have already run down much of the northern Frankish territories. They ally with the Count of Anjou and sack the town (see Neil Price, The Vikings in Brittany, pp. 23).

Read Anders Winroths’ The Age of the Vikings, pp. 19-20.

battle

888 – Odo I defeats the Vikings at Montfaucon-en-Argonne

By 888, Odo defeats the Vikings, but little else is known about this battle (see Charles Oman, A History of the Art of War in the Middle Ages, chapter 3).

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