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How Did The Vikings Affect Ireland?


The Vikings went into Ireland and Scotland and became very possessive of its rivers and streams. Dublin resembled a Danish kingdom. History shows the Vikings as being very aggressive, they are often used as icons for marauders. Danish, Norse and Scandinavian are other names used for the Vikings. Norman is also used and means “Men from the North.” Viking invasions devastated the Native Irish who compared their fate to the Jewish captivity in Babylon. Many Viking invaders married Irish women, settled down and became Christians.

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