Sentence Examples

  • 853 Olaf the White was over-king of Ireland, the vikings' power on the whole diminished.
  • The first wintering of the vikings in the Seine territory (A.D.
  • As in England, the vikings had o~d.
  • His grandson, Niall (791-845), drove back the Vikings who in his time began to infest the coast of Donegal.
  • In north German politics he interfered vigorously to protect his brotherin-law the Margrave Louis of Brandenburg against the lords of Mecklenburg and the dukes of Pomerania, with such success that the emperor, Charles IV., at the conference of Bautzen, was reconciled to the Brandenburger and allowed Valdemar an annual charge of 16,000 silver marks on the city of Lubeck (1349) Some years later Valdemar seriously thought of reviving the ancient claims of Denmark upon England, and entered into negotiations with the French king, John, who in his distress looked to this descendant of the ancient Vikings for help. A matrimonial alliance between the two crowns was even discussed, and Valdemar offered, for the huge sum of 600,000 gulden, to transport 12,000 men to England.

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