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[Video] How did the Viking Age start in Frisia?

[Video] How did the Viking Age start in Frisia?

[Video] How did the Viking Age start in Frisia?

When thinking Vikings, one might conjure up images of axes, circular shields and, terribly inaccurately, horned helmets. Roving bands of Scandinavian raiders pillaging European and British shores in their magnificent longboats. One place that isn’t commonly would relate with Vikings is the Netherlands.

Dutch Vikings?

The video below discusses the start of the Viking Age in the Netherlands, or more accurately Frisia, a historical region that encompassed parts of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. The video looks at the first Viking involvement in Frisia, a raid on a trading hub in Utrecht in 810 AD, and their continuing influence in the Netherlands.

The video is just the first in an upcoming series of videos of the Viking Age in the Netherlands, so there’s more to look forward to if you enjoyed the video!

 

William Nehra

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William Nehra

William studied a masters in Classics at the University of Amsterdam. He is a big fan of Ancient History and football, particularly his beloved Watford FC.

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