Sites & cities that bear the name of Jórvík


Today in : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
First trace of activity : 866 C.E
Last trace of activity : 954 C.E

Description : Jórvík was the name of the city of York during the vikings domination. In 866, Northumbria was in the midst of internecine struggles when the Vikings raided and captured York. Under Viking rule the city became a major river port, part of the extensive Viking trading routes throughout northern Europe. The last ruler of an independent Jórvík, Eric Bloodaxe, was driven from the city in 954 AD by King Eadred in his successful attempt to complete the unification of England.

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