979 - Vikings prepared new raids

Viking gold jewelry found at Hornelund near Varde
England
Good rulers had in a period secured internal and external peace in England, but England came into new trouble when a child was put on the throne, Æthelred the Unready - and various minor rulers in England fought for more power, this led to a weakening of the English defense and Viking long ships appeared once again.
Isle of Man
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Tynwald, the parliament of the Isle of Man was founded. It is still active and is the longest continuous parliament in the world.
Isle of Man Viking age