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Unformatted text preview: England to be Christianized 601 Augustine becomes first Archbishop of Canterbury 750-1150 Viking invasions 7th-8th c Northumbria is center of power and culture 8th c. Mercia becomes center of power and culture 8th c. (late) Vikings sack monasteries of Lindesfarne, Jarrow 9th c. Wessex becomes center of power and culture 9th c. (early) First Viking raids on S. of England 865-880 Vikings possess most of NE England 871-889 Reign of Alfred the Great; unifies England agst Vikings, fostered learning and translation 9th-10th c Danelaw: dividing line between NE Viking holdings and SW English 2 10th c. Second Viking conquest 10th-11th c. Vikings absorbed into E. Anglia and NE England...
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- Spring '08