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The first dated raid by Vikings on the British Isles occurred, when an attack is

The first dated raid by Vikings on the British Isles occurred, when an attack is made on the monastery of Lindisfarne in north-east England.

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The raid is followed up by two centuries of 'visits', which lead to eventual colonisation and settlement in many parts of Britain - the remote Orkney and Shetland isles did not come under Scottish control until the mid-1400s.
However, the Vikings did not always have it their own way.

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