Norwegians settle in Scotland and North-West England

Historical Context Note

Caitlin Ellis (University of Cambridge)
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Unsurprisingly given their proximity to Norway, Norwegian presence was particularly strong in the Northern and Western Isles, which were settled by the mid-ninth century. Although it was less pronounced, Norwegian settlers also had an enduring linguistic, cultural and archaeological impact on the Scottish mainland and in Cumbria and Lancashire.

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Citation: Ellis, Caitlin. "Norwegians settle in Scotland and North-West England". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 January 2016 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=7003, accessed 29 May 2024.]

7003 Norwegians settle in Scotland and North-West England 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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