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8. Raiders and traders around the Irish Sealocked

  • Julian D. Richards


Less is known about the importance of the areas around the Irish Sea for Scandinavian raiders and settlers. ‘Raiders and traders around the Irish Sea’ focuses on the evidence for a Scandinavian presence in Ireland, Wales, and the Isle of Man. As in the case of England, there is considerable evidence for the development of a hybrid culture in Ireland. The people of Wales have mostly focused on their Celtic past, with little interest in the Vikings. There is little evidence for settlement so the accepted picture is that the Vikings had little impact on Wales. How about the Isle of Man? Archaeologically, it has been hard to find traces of Norse settlements there.

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