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Vikings Capture Paris (845 CE)

Ragnar Lodbrok was a Norse hero of the Viking Age whose life—which was spent largely invading one country after another—has been mixed with myth in many legendary accounts. One of his favorite tactics was to attack Christian cities on holy days, as he did in 845, when he arrived in Paris on Holy Saturday with 120 ships. By some accounts, he accepted a tribute of 7,000 pounds of silver from French King Charles the Bald in exchange for sparing the city. According to legend, how did he die? More...
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Vikings Capture Paris (845 CE)
Ragnar Lodbrok was a Norse hero of the Viking Age whose life—which was spent largely invading one country after another—has been mixed with myth in many legendary accounts. One of his favorite tactics was to attack Christian cities on holy days, as he did in 845, when he arrived in Paris on Holy Saturday with 120 ships. By some accounts, he accepted a tribute of 7,000 pounds of silver from French King Charles the Bald in exchange for sparing the city.
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The Vikings had this whole protection racket down pat.
They didn't conquer a place and try to take it all. They just attacked enough to make their point, and then offered to stop attacking, and stop other Vikings attacking, if they got given money or land.
So the land wasn't conquered. It was a gift! Whistle
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Christianity obliterated the cultural identity of many European nations.
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