Chapter 2, Sketch of Their History and Character

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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.

Book 2, Chapter 2, 597 AD to 827 AD – Invasion of the Northmen – Continued

The countries whence these Northmen came were among the most bleak and sterile, but albeit unfriendly to cultivation, they nurtured a hardy and vigorous race, who, scorning danger and having no dread of death, were ready to follow any adventurous chieftain, who would lead them forth to plunder, returning home laden with spoil, only to sally forth again when it was exhausted. The acquisition of property by violence was their object, the sea their road to it, the sword their instrument, and all the settled habitations which they could reach, master, or surprise, were exposed to their Read More >>>

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