Part of Swedens famous Rök runestone, which bears the longest-known runic inscription in stone. The Norsemen continued the practice of mixing runes with Christian symbols until the 17th century, when the medieval church banned runes in an attempt to drive out all vestiges of superstition, paganism, and magic. Runes fell out of widespread use but did not disappear altogether.
Between the eighth and 11th centuries, the Vikings left modern day Norway, Denmark and Sweden on bloody voyages of conquest to England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Southern Europe and even North America. Many have long believed that the fearsome Norsemen left their women and children at home in Scandinavia when they took off to settle new lands, but a new study tells a different tale. By tracing the genetic stamp
Jutes first (to Kent), then Angles, Saxons, & Frisians (Anglo Saxons) - Founding of England, settlement - Keel boats - Angles in the North of England also included people from Norway and Western Sweden