Viking apocalypse: the invasion that spelled doom for the Anglo-Saxons

England at the end of the first millennium was on its knees, plagued by Norse raiders. Laura Ashe tells the story of this turbulent era through the voice of an Anglo-Saxon bishop who would help rebuild his nation

An 11th-century depiction of the Anglo-Saxon priest Wulfstan, who feared that Viking raids on England signalled the end of the world. (Image by Mary Evans)

This article was first published in the February 2019 edition of BBC History Magazine

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