Bjorn Ironside Timeline

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  • c. 790 - c. 1100
  • 844
    A Viking attack occurs on Seville in present-day Spain; after conquering it and surrounding areas the Vikings are chased off by the resident Arabs.
  • 854 - 858
    Viking raids on West Francia allegedly led by Bjorn Ironside and Hastein (although this attribution is more likely legendary rather than historical).
  • 859
    A Viking fleet sailed from its base on the Loire river in France to Spain and, according to the tales, North Africa and areas of Italy and south-eastern France.
  • 867
    King Ælla of Northumbria dies in battle with Viking forces at York (as recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle).