|Lorenz Frølich: Bloodbath on the Danish St Brices day 13 november 1002 National museum Frederiksborg castle|
The Scandinavian population living in England had on several occasions helped the invading viking raiders, and king Æthelred the unready lost constantly most of the battles that he fought. King Æthelred the unready chose to attack innocent weaponless civilians. On the 13th November 1002 he ordered the attack on Danes living in England, the incident was known as the "Danekillings" a lot of Danes living in England was brutally attacked while they were doing their daily deeds and weaponless and most of the victims was innocent children and women. In Oxford, surviving Danes barricaded themselves in a church (where Christ Church Cathedral now stands) and successfully defended themselves until townspeople set fire to the church. The skeletons of some 34 young men believed to have been killed in the same massacre were discovered under St John's College in 2008. The story about the atrocities reached Denmark, where the reaction was: revenge.
Danegeld was paid by Æthelred the Unready to prevent Viking raids against England.
|Nordic ship Greenland|
With a new arrival of a group of colonists, an epidemic hit the Viking colony in Greenland. Later on when Greenland was settled, most of the farms were at "Østerbygden" in the Southern Greenland and 400 km further north at Vesterbygden near what is now called Nuuk.
|Nordic settlement North Atlantic- 600 ruins found|
The farms were build after, the who dares wins concept, the first pioneers got the best places. And later settlers would have to build their farm in remote desolate areas. Archeologist still find farms in remote areas of Greenland. The Norse did not have Greenland for themselves, the Thule Eskimo people, who originally came from the North Western Greenland moved south while the Norse adventured on hunting expeditions to the North. And somewhere in Greenland the two people met. Both people told tales about the meeting, Archeological excavations have found Nordic tools and Eskimo tree figures of European people.
|Eskimo tree figure of European|
|Viking ship reenactment|
Viking raiders attacked Dyfed, but this time they did not raid the Church of St. David at Menevia.