Lagertha was, according to legend, a Danish Viking shieldmaiden from what is now Norway, and the onetime wife of the famous Viking Ragnar Lodbrok. Her tale, as recorded by the chronicler Saxo in the 12th century, may be a reflection of tales about Þorgerðr Hölgabrúðr, a Norse deity. Her name as recorded by Saxo, Lathgertha, is likely a Latinization of the Old Norse Hlaðgerðr (Hladgerd).
Denmark was the heartland of viking society in the viking age between 800-1050 AD. Viking raids left from Denmark and fleets of Danish viking ships attacked and plundered towns, churches and monasteries throughout Western Europe and sailed as far away as Constantinople.
King Rollo the Danish Viking grandfather of William the Conquerer who invaded and seized the crown of England in 1066. William claimed that he had been promised the English thrown on the death of it's then ruler William's cousin Edward the Confessor, his invasion was claimed to be aimed at claiming what was rightfully his...
Major events in the peopling of the British Isles. a, The routes taken by the first settlers after the last ice age. b, Britain during the period of Roman rule. c, The regions of ancient British, Irish and Saxon control. d, The migrations of Norse and Danish Vikings. The main regions of Norse Viking (light brown) and Danish Viking (light blue) settlement are shown.