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825 .. 849
825 .. 849
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Christianity introduced into Scandinavia
The monk Ansgar accompanied Harold of Norway to Scandinavia to spread Christianity into the region. King Harold had recently been converted to Christianity.
Louis amends the 817 agreement
Louis' second wife, Judith, gave birth to Louis' fourth son, Charles, in 823. In the agreement set out in 817, Louis' lands were already divided into three for the elder sons. In Worms, Louis rewrote the agreement, dividing the lands into four so that Charles had his share. This led the elder sons to revolt against their father.
The rebellion of his three eldest sons resulted in Louis being removed from the Frankish throne. He was replaced by his eldest son Lothar. For several years Louis remained imprisoned in a monastery, but in 834, disagreements between his sons allowed him to escape and retake the throne.
At the Treaty of Verdun the sons of Louis the Pious settled their differences and divided the empire up between themselves. Louis the German took control of the eastern area, now the area of Germany. Charles the Bald took the western area, now the area of France. Lothair received the area between the two as well as Italy and title of Emperor.
Nantes plundered by the Vikings
Saling their longboats up the Loire River allowed the Vikings to travel far inland. They reached the city of Nantes which they plundered and killed those who lived there.
Vikings remain over Winter
Rather than sailing back to Norway the Vikings began to build camps and remain where they were over the Winter months. They chose the island of Noirmoutier off the mouth of the Loire River as their base.
King of Northumbria killed
Redwulf, the king of Northumbria, was killed during a Viking raid.
Vikings in Ireland
The Vikings captured Forannán, the Abbot of Armagh. Attempts to drive the Vikings out failed and the Vikings won a key battle at the fortress on the Rock of Dunamase.
Danes attack Paris
A Viking army attacked Paris after its inhanbitants fled for their live. The Vikings also plundered the banks of the River Seine.
Mael Sechnaill high king of Ireland
Mael Sechnaill became the high king of Ireland. He died in 862.
Alfred 'the Great' is born
Alfred, the fifth son of Ethelwulf King of Wessex, was born.