Mar 28, 2015

History Memo

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – On 28th March, 845 AD, Paris was sacked by Viking raiders, apparently led by Ragnar Lodbrok, who collected a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
Ragnar Lodbrok was a legendary Norse ruler described in Old Norse poetry and several sagas. He became known as the scourge of France and England and distinguished himself by many raids and conquests until he was eventually seized by his foe, King Ælla of Northumbria, and killed by being thrown into a pit of snakes. His sons bloodily avenged him by invading England with the ‘Great Heathen Army’

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