Asked • 04/04/19

Did Charlemagne's Christian conquest of Germany cause the Vikings to hit back at Britain?

A [documentary on The Dark Ages]( says that Vikings invaded the British isles after Charlemagne of France conquered some of Germany and forced the Germans to convert or die in the years 783-804. The Germans had a religion similar to the Norse with Wodan (Odin) and an Donar (Thor). The Vikings invaded Lindisfarne island in 794 and set about conquering a lot of north west Britain. Do historians accept that the Viking age in the UK was instigated by the Christian conquest of Germany?

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