880 - Vikings army assembled at Ghent


Belgium
The viking leader Roric died, but his Friesland area continued to be the main base for viking raids in West Europe. The viking forces in Friesland received large reinforcements from England where a lot of Halfdan and Gudrums vikings could not  and the boring peaceful peasant life. A large army assembled at Ghent. Xmas raids began.
December 23: Lobbes and St Vaast was burned by Vikings.December 25: Arras was invaded by Vikings.December 28: Vikings seized Cambrai.
Germany
February 2: Vikings sailed up the Elbe. Bruno Count of Saxony died  fighting with them near Ebstorf Lower Saxony. The Danes, who settled in an island at the mouth of the river.Hamburg was destroyed again this time by Slav & Danish warriors