Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 8th secular


Offa II, 757-796
- king of Mercia (in southern England) - during his life he held supreme power over all the small kingdoms in England - after his death, there was chaos
- in 787, the Danes began “raiding” England, this marked the first of the Viking raids - by 794 the Norse (Norwegians and Swedes) were raiding Scotland

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