Portland

In AD 787 three Viking ships from Horthaland in Norway landed on the site of the Olympic Sailing Centre on Portland. This was the first documented Viking raid on Britain. The beginning of a reign of Viking terror which was to last for three hundred years.

A battle axe, the Viking's preferred weapon. (Odense museum).

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