The Vikings also conquered a coastal province in northwestern France, now known as Normandy (Land of the Norseman = Vikings). In 1066, the Norman William the Conquerer sailed to England and occupied the country once more!

His voyage and his battle are depicted on the famous Bayeux tapestry, that tells thw whole story like a comic book and is a stunning 70 meters long! The image depicted shows one small part, showing William sailing to England. Notice the Viking dragonship and the typical striped sails.

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