Jorvik

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Jórvík was the Viking name for the English city of York and the kingdom centred there.

Modern day Viking coin making at the Jórvík Viking Centre

York had been founded as the Roman legionary fortress of Eboracum and revived as the Anglo-Saxon trading port of Eoforwic. It was first captured in November 866 by a large army of Danish Vikings.

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