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The Viking Siege of Paris 845 AD (Video)

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The siege of Paris and the plunder of the city after it, in 845, define the last stage of the Viking invasion of the Kingdom of Western Francia, which was linked to the Carolingian Empire. The Viking forces are ruled by Reginherus, a Danish explorer, who is thought to be the legendary character Ragnar Lodbrok. The Viking fleet, consisting of approximately 120 ships, advanced from the Atlantic Ocean into the mouth of the River Seine in March. The king of Francia, Dazlak Karl, attacked with a small force and failed. Advancing Vikings arrived in Paris in April. The Vikings attacked the city and…

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