Vikings on the Ribble: Their Origin and Longphuirt*

  title={Vikings on the Ribble: Their Origin and Longphuirt*},
  author={S. Lewis},
  journal={Northern History},
  pages={25 - 8}
  • S. Lewis
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • Northern History
  • PartS of north-weSt EngLand were settled by groups of Scandinavians in the tenth century, certainly Cumbria and the Wirral. South-west and northern Lancashire also witnessed Scandinavian immigration. Some, but very likely not all, of these Scandinavians had come from Dublin after they were temporarily expelled by the Irish in 902. But where did these Irish Northmen establish their initial winter camps and their first ship-bases, what were called longphuirt (sing. longphort) in Ireland? There is… CONTINUE READING
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