The Viking Impact on Old English. By Annie Holstein and Gleb Vorobjev. The Vikings:. Explorers, warriors and sailors from Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) Excellent sailors and would travel great distances by sea to attack and colonize foreign nations.
By Annie Holstein and Gleb Vorobjev
used in battle.
their history went unrecorded.
787 – Viking Raids, persistent attacks on the Anglo-Saxons.
c.850- Viking Settlement began
886- The Treaty of Danelaw
991- Battle of Maldon, Viking victory. Gained more land and won power for the next 25 years.
1066- Norman Conquest, the overthrow
of the Vikings.
c1200- Recognized start of Middle English.
The following table represents the pronoun changes Many of the current names still reflect that transition to Old Norse names.