Letter: Facts and fiction in Viking York

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The Independent Online
Sir: Malcolm Pithers writes: York . . . was the ruined Roman fortress Eboracum about 800 years old when the Vikings arrived.

This shows ignorance of the greatest period of York's history, which was before the Vikings arrived to destroy much of it. Has Mr Pithers never heard of Alcuin? This exaggeration of the role of the Vikings at the expense of the Anglo-Saxons is an insult to the history of this great city.

Yours sincerely,


York Minster


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