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Re: Ask the viking

Postby storm » Mon May 04, 2015 9:30 am

did the vikings invade England because of its riches and lack of organized army OR did they do it cause they love British comedy
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Re: Ask the viking

Postby Jorgmeisterwork » Mon May 04, 2015 4:59 pm

did the vikings invade England because of its riches and lack of organized army OR did they do it cause they love British comedy
I wil lhave to read some of the history to remmember that :)

For the time being, I answer You know it was many raids, I think it was different motivations. Some wanted just goods and slaves, other wanted land. It was an epic battle that one of the viking kings lost, Battle at Stamford Bridge, who was known for ending the viking era (but it was viking interventions in England later too) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stamford_Bridge

King Harald Hardraade wanted the English throne, so he had greater plans than just riches or comedy haha. What may intereset you he had support from the English king's Brother. So it wasnt just a crazy idea after a midnight party. Many People wanted the English throne.
I dont knwo if we can say England lacked an organized army. They waited for an invasion of france when they learned aobut the Norwegian invasion, and ran up to meet "us" in just 4 days, taking the Norwegian viking army by surprise and endning the Whole army. But, the englsih king died himself only few weeks later in Battle With the invaders from normandy.
-read the wiki article for a good esplanation :)

I dont know If we should Call the usual raids for invasions.. so i will say the vikings only invaded England when they wanted to settle it ;)

Well I dont know if it existed a such thing as british comedy back then, at least not according to what we call typically British comedy today.

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Re: Ask the viking

Postby storm » Mon May 04, 2015 5:37 pm

well if I remember my history the vikings settled a lot of the coastal areas which have viking based names today from streets to towns
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Re: Ask the viking

Postby Jorgmeisterwork » Tue May 05, 2015 2:45 am

well if I remember my history the vikings settled a lot of the coastal areas which have viking based names today from streets to towns
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Re: Ask the viking

Postby storm » Wed May 06, 2015 4:54 pm

well if I remember my history the vikings settled a lot of the coastal areas which have viking based names today from streets to towns
"Thaats correct!" *whoosh*
yeah we Irish were a bit tougher :lol:
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Re: Ask the viking

Postby Jorgmeisterwork » Wed May 06, 2015 5:10 pm

well if I remember my history the vikings settled a lot of the coastal areas which have viking based names today from streets to towns
"Thaats correct!" *whoosh*
yeah we Irish were a bit tougher :lol:
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Re: Ask the viking

Postby Chozon1 » Thu May 07, 2015 1:39 am

What about Vikings vs. Dragons?
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Re: Ask the viking

Postby Jorgmeisterwork » Tue May 19, 2015 3:41 pm

What about Vikings vs. Dragons?
Vikings wins :)

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Re: Ask the viking

Postby Chozon1 » Sat May 30, 2015 11:14 pm

I believe it. Thought historically, it took an entire Roman legion to down a dragon, and only then by dropping a mountain on it. So...I don't know.

Cupcake throwing?
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Re: Ask the viking

Postby Jorgmeisterwork » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:06 pm

I believe it. Thought historically, it took an entire Roman legion to down a dragon, and only then by dropping a mountain on it. So...I don't know.

Cupcake throwing?
Cupcake eating ;)

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Re: Ask the viking

Postby Eagle Eyes » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:46 am

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