Los vikingos son un pueblo muy conocido. Todos hemos oido hablar de sus ataques e incursiones, del miedo que despertaba en las costas el atisbar sus barcos al ser muy conocidos por su ferocidad y brutalidad, pero lo que no se conoce tanto es que Seville It was one of his goals. In fact it was attacked not once, but in two by the ferocious Vikings.
The vikings They were a native people of Scandinavia, in fact Vikings comes from Wik or Vik which means "men of the north" or "men of the sea". They appear in Europe around 793, specifically in England, Ireland and France. They swore allegiance to the King of France (Carlos the Simple) and received from him what would later be the Duchy of Normandy.
His first contacts with the Iberian Peninsula would be in the middle of the ninth century, specifically on the Cantabrian coast where they intended to seize some ports that would serve as the base of operations for future raids. From here they launched towards Lisbon where the army of the emir Abderramán II He could not stop them because they were not prepared for this type of attack by sea. The Arab chroniclers who record the most terrible Norman attack against al Andalus mention that the number of their ships was around eighty, of which fifty-four were large and the other remaining lighter.
From the Portuguese coast they went south and at the end of September of 844 they had already taken Qabpil, Isla Menor in Cádiz, and went up the Guadalquivir in the direction of the rich and coveted Seville. It is known that four ships were diverted to Coria del Rio where they killed all its inhabitants to clear the way to the city.
Las autoridades, asustadas ante la brutalidad normanda, huyeron dejando a Sevilla con pocos efectivos y sin un líder que pudiera dirigir la defensa. Durante siete día, el contingente Vikingo, saqueó la ciudad, asesinando sin piedad y condenando a la esclavitud a los pocos supervivientes que quedaron.
Volvieron a Sevilla en una segunda ocasión y durante dos meses camparon a su antojo sembrando el pánico entre los andalusíes hasta que fueron derrotados por Abderramán II en la Battle of Tablada que se saldó con más de mil normandos muertos, cuatrocientos prisioneros que fueron decapitados y unos cuantos supervivientes que huyeron hacia la costa atlántica.
After the Norman defeat the walls of Seville were reinforced and repaired all the damage caused by the attack and looting. In 859 Seville was attacked again, but the emir's response was harsh and forceful, while numerous fortresses guarded the sea. Since then the Vikings did not return to attack Seville, one of the main cities of Al-Andalus.
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