853 Vikings Tour de France

Noerre Naeraa runestone 850-875 found at Naeraa church
Inscription "Thormund enjoy the hill"
May: Hastein destroyed Lucon.
July: Viking raiders in France sailed from Nantes to the Tours area. A raid was made on The monastery at Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
8 November:The monastery Marmoutier were plundered.
People began to immigrate from France, because of the instability and devastation and French rural residents destroyed roads and destroyed bridges to prevent Vikings entering their area.
Olaf the White (Amlaibh) proclaimed himself king of all Norwegians in Ireland . The Irish king Mael Seachlinn tried effortless to unite the Irish.
Younger rune alphabet introduced ca 800 AD
Orkney Islands
Kjetil Flatnose a Norwegian adventurous viking ruled Hebrides and the Isle of Man, included parts of Skye, Mull and Islay. All these had been part of the Pictish kingdom of Dalriada, until Kjetil defeated the last Picts. The Picts, was called the painted ones, because they covered their bodies with blue paint in intricate patterns.