29 December 2020

The Viking Attack on Paris, 885–86 – Documentary

Real Crusades History #329. Don't forget the Real Crusades History website!

Vikings documentary on Siegfred's siege of Paris in 885-86. On November 24, 885, a Viking army under a Danish leader called Sigfred sailed up before the walls of Paris. By now, the Danes expected little resistance from the Carolingians, and they likely anticipated a quick surrender. The next day, Sigfred met with Joscelin, the Bishop of Paris. Sigfred demanded that his Vikings be allowed passage upstream, where they could plunder the countryside of France. In return, Sigfred swore to leave Paris unharmed.

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