Sigurd and the Dragon | Timeline


William the Conqueror

After victory over Harold Hardrada at Stamford Bridge, King Harold of England is defeated at the Battle of Hastings by William the Conqueror. This is considered the end of the Viking Age.

1066 AD

Defeat of Harald Hardrada

King Harold of England defeats Harald Hardrada, the King of Norway, at the Battle of Stamford Bridge.

1066 AD

King Cnut

King Cnut rules over England from 1016 to 1035 AD. Cnut is also King of Denmark and King of Norway during this time.

1016 AD - 1035 AD

First Viking King of England

Sweyn Forkbeard becomes the first Viking king of England.

1013 AD

Discovery of North America

Around 1000 AD, Lief Erikson and a band of Vikings landed in Newfoundland, off the North American continent.

Adventurers & Settlers ~1000 AD


Aethelred II, the Unready, pays the first Danegeld to the Norse, a ransom to stop further attacks on England.

991 AD

Battle of Maldon

A battle between the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. You can learn more about this in the iDig resource!

Warriors and Weapons 991 AD

Greenland Discovered

Erik the Red discovers Greenland

981 BC


The Danelaw Pact is signed in 886 AD between the Norse and the English, dividing England between them.

886 AD

Alfred the Great

King Alfred the Great of England halts the advance of the Viking forces in England.

871 AD

York Conquered

The city of York, founded originally by the Romans, is conquered by the Viking forces.

Warriors & Weapons 866 AD

Great Heathen Army

the Great Heathen Army was a coalition of Viking warriors who united to invade England. Their campaign lasted 14 years.

865 AD

Burial of the Oseberg Ship

One of the best preserved boats from the Viking Age, the Oseberg ship was part of a very high-status burial in Oseberg in Norway.

Pagans 834 AD

Raid on Lindisfarne

In what is considered the beginning of the Viking Age in England, the monastery of Lindisfarne is raided by Vikings

6th June, 793 AD