Viking Important Events Timeline

These are all the important events that happened in the Viking age. All the events impacted the Viking society in either a negative or positive way.

Events

700 AD

700 AD

Around 700 AD the Viking age began. They first formed around AD 700. Vikings were very feared even when they had just formed. People knew that the Vikings were ruthless and had no mercy; that was what mainly scared people.

793 AD

793 AD

In 793 AD was the first invasion by the Vikings. They raided the northeast coast of England. More specifically, the city Lindisfarne. They also raided off the coast of Northumbria.

794 AD

794 AD

In 794 AD the Vikings first raided Scotland and Ireland. They raided Scotland and Ireland only a year after they raided Lindisfarne, England.

865 AD

865 AD

Around 865 AD is when great Viking Armies Denmark invaded England. The vikings traveled in swift longships which allowed them to stroke without warning and to disappear quickly before the local armies would attack them.

866 AD

866 AD

Around 866 AD, the Danes capture York and make it their own kingdom. The Vikings called the Vikings Jorvik. York was ruled by a king.

876 AD

876 AD

Around 876 AD is when the Vikings from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The Vikings permanently settled in England. The Vikings took over all of England and made it their permanent area to live, but the Vikings were everywhere.

886 AD

886 AD

In 886 AD King Alfred the Great defeated the Vikings. But, the King allowed the Vikings to settle in Eastern England. Everybody loved him because he defended his Kingdom from the Vikings. He fought the Vikings, but he made peace with the Vikings so that the English and Vikings could live together in peace.

954 AD

954 AD

In 954 AD Eric Bloodaxe, who was the last King of Jorvik, was thrown out of York. His name was originally Eric Haraldsson, but he was nicknamed Eric Bloodaxe. He was the King of Norway and the King of Northumbria twice.

1001 AD

1001 AD

Around 1001 AD the Vikings came to America and established a settlement. In 1001 AD the Vikings landed in America, finding it for the first time ever in one of their raids.

1014 AD

1014 AD

In 1014 AD King Canute of Denmark, also known as King Cnut of Denmark, became the King of England. He had first invaded England in 1013 and when Sweyn died because of his Viking Army, that is when King Canute of Denmark became King of Denmark.

1066 AD

1066 AD

In 1066 AD The battle of the Hastings took place. William I (conqueror) crowned King of England.

1100 AD

1100 AD

And around 1100 AD it was the end of the Viking age. The Viking age ended because of Christianity. Christianity had spread through the Norse people, who had their own beliefs. The Norse people were convinced by God’s powers and what God was capable to do so they gradually began to accept Christianity. Also, the Viking age ended because of all the alliances and treaties that the Vikings began to make with other countries resulting in the Vikings not having any country to raid.