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Vikings

Wendy Davies

in Patterns of Power in Early Wales

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201533
eISBN:
9780191674921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201533.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The ninth, tenth, and eleventh centuries were a period of notable English and Scandinavian interest in Wales. This brought Vikings and Englishmen to Wales and Welshmen to England and Ireland. This ... More


Of Saxons, a Viking and Normans: Colmán, Gerald and the Monastery of Mayo

Ní Máire Mhaonaigh

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the historical accounts of Viking raids in Ireland and Britain during the last years of the eighth century or the early years of the ninth. It compares the accounts of Bede and ... More


Formative trends in eleventh-century political life

Jean Dunbabin

in France in the Making 843–1180

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208464
eISBN:
9780191678028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208464.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the first half of the eleventh century, the impotence of the Capetians was openly acknowledged by their subjects. The strength that kingship had derived from its new royal family—the more ... More


Serving new masters

Martin Carver

in Portmahomack: Monastery of the Picts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624416
eISBN:
9780748670703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624416.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In about 800 AD the monastery of Portmahomack was attacked in a Viking raid. The vellum workshops were incinerated and Christian sculpture broken up with sledge hammers. Several monks were found to ... More


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