Monday, November 26, 2007


This Day in the History of French Resistance

On this day in 885, a huge fleet of long ships, with perhaps 30,000 Danish Vikings aboard, pulled up the river Seine into Paris; and so began a 9 month, unsuccessful seige of the city of light. The fierce Danes took both banks but could not breach the defenses on the two islands in the center of Paris, Ile-de-la-Cite and Ile-St.-Louis. There are rumors of Danegeld being paid to make the Vikings go away. Could have happened.


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