Charles the Fat encamped under the walls of Paris, 9th century. Charles the Fat, Charles III, Carolingian Emperor encamped under the walls of Paris without daring to fight the Normans preferred… Read More
Norman viking invasion in 845. Siege and attack on Paris by Vikings
King Harold II (1020 -1066). Last Anglo-Saxon king of England. Killed at the Battle of Hastings.
Alfred was not called “the Great” until the Reformation in the 16th century. He is the only king in English history to have received this byname.
The Varangian Guard At the end of the tenth century the Varangian Guard, an Imperial bodyguard, were a conspicuous, picturesque, and useful adjunct to the Byzantine Court. They were recruited… Read More
Alfred Liberating the Family of Viking chieftain Hastings by Henry Singleton (1766-1839)