Most prominent in Viking anecdotes is its assimilation of culture (this can be seen in other peoples such as the Han or the Mongols). Up to now, many old words in English still have the origins of the Scandinavian language (where the Vikings originated).
One of the most prominent anecdotes of this tribe is that in 911, then, the French king, Charles III, had to give part of the kingdom’s land to the Danish chief Viking of Rollo so that he agreed to help expel a group of Vikings. other. The land ceded to the Vikings at that time was now the Normandy of France (the name Normandy means the land of “men from the North”, located in northwestern France). This land was located across the English Channel where the north of England was in the hands of the Vikings.
Before that in 845, then Viking leader Ragnar attacked Paris (France) with a fleet of 120 ships from the North Atlantic upstream of the Seine into Paris. Frightened by the military strength of this tribe, the French King at that time, Charles II, had to bring the current amount equivalent to 50 million USD (at present prices) to give to this warships to withdraw.
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