Varying portions of the kingdom of Northumbria and indeed much of England from (at one point) the Thames right to the lands of Pictavia (Now Scotland) became occupied by Scandinavian peoples for a period extending from shortly after the arrival of the 'Great Heathen Army' of 865 until as late as 954 when the lands came back under English rule, though many settlers remained. The city Jorvik, or York as its now known, became a centre point of Viking activity including warfare and trade throughout much of this time, leaving a lasting impression on British history thanks to its kings like Ivar the Boneless, Halfdan Ragnarson and Eric Bloodaxe.
Jorvik was in close relation to the Viking site of Dyflin - modern day Dublin with trade and often co-rule existing between the two.
This item is part of a new series of designs to celebrate Viking history in the British Isles.
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