What factors led to the Vikings’ initial success in bringing most of Britain under their control in the ninth century?

  • Home / General / What factors led…

What factors led to the Vikings’ initial success in bringing most of Britain under their control in the ninth century?

 

What factors led to the Vikings’ initial success in bringing most of Britain under their control in the ninth century?Explain

 

White Horse King – Benjerman Merkle

Description

Your paper is to be based on Benjamin Merkle’s book The White Horse King.Submit your work by clicking into the (pink) title of this box and then uploading your paper.

Your paper must be double-spaced and four to five pages in length. Margins should not exceed 1 1/2” on all sides; font size should not exceed 12 points. Your essay should be largely in your words.

If you use a quotation be sure that it is short and relevant. If you are quoting or paraphrasing from Merkle’s book you do not need to include a formal footnote. Instead put the relevant page number in parentheses at the end of the sentence or paragraph.

Your work will be assessed based on the following considerations:

content accuracy of content grammar spelling punctuation clarity and organization specific evidence provided to support your interpretation/assessment of your source and ability to focus on and answer the questions under consideration.

Read over “Tips for Writing an ‘A’ Paper” and “Paper Grading Rubric” for further details; these documents may be found on our class website under the “Assignments” tab.

Questions:

What factors led to the Vikings’ initial success in bringing most of Britain under their control in the ninth century?

What military innovations did King Alfred bring about that enabled the people of Wessex to effectively expel the intruders?

How did his Christian faith influence his actions both during his military campaigns and in times of peace?

What great changes did he initiate that led to a revival of learning?

Do you think Alfred was a great ruler; why or why not?