What Caused the Viking Age?
That they appeared suddenly in the historical record has launched historians, archeologists, and various fields of science on a quest to answer the question: What caused the Viking Age?
The causes of the Viking Age are a topic my co-host Terri Barnes and I have discussed at length on our podcast Vikingology.
On June 8, 793 A.D., the world of Christendom changed forever. A fleet of mysterious ships appeared off the coast of Northumbria and took aim at the island monastery of Lindisfarne. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle re…