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History Quiz: Did the Vikings Raid It?

Guess whether the Vikings raided each of these cities.
For this quiz, the Normans are excluded.
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Last updated: January 13, 2022
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1. Seville
Yes
No
The raid took place in 844, when the city was called Išbīliya and was part of the Emirate of Córdoba. The Muslim forces defeated the Vikings and the coastal defences were improved, which discouraged further raids.
2. Cork
Yes
No
Vikings established the trading community that was the precursor of modern Cork in the 10th century.
3. Pisa
Yes
No
4. Canterbury
Yes
No
The city was besieged raided in September 1011 by a Viking army led by Thorkell the Tall. During the siege, they kidnapped the Archbishop of Canterbury, Ælfheah.
5. Cologne
Yes
No
Vikings burnt the city to the ground in 881 or 882.
6. Bordeaux
Yes
No
Bordeaux was raided by Vikings in the autumn of 845.
7. Volgograd
Yes
No
Volgograd was founded in 1589.
8. Rouen
Yes
No
Rouen was besieged by Vikings in 841.
9. Tangier
Yes
No
There were Viking raids at other locations in North Africa, however.
10. Maastricht
Yes
No
It was raided in 881.
11. Valencia
Yes
No
12. Glasgow
Yes
No
13. Helsinki
Yes
No
The city was established as a trading town by Gustav I of Sweden in 1550.
14. Norwich
Yes
No
It was raided and burnt by Sweyn Forkbeard in 1004.
15. Gdańsk
Yes
No
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