Around 8,600 items were found including silver ingots and coins
and it is thought they were buried around 903 AD.
interest in the Vikings continued and his researches enables him
to write his historical novel ‘Viking Voices - The Sword of
Amleth’. It gave him the opportunity to use his middle name of
Vincent and published it under the name of Vincen Atherton.
The Viking era in Britain began with the raid on Lindisfarn in
793 AD and this was followed with another on Rathin Island,
Ireland in 795 AD. The Vikings could be Norse or Danes whose
religion was based on the god Odin.
A small part of the
Cuerdale (Preston) Hoard
They believed that those slain in
combat would go to Valhalla, the Hall of the Slain, and be ruled
over by Odin.
The Viking occupation gave us many place names
that remain today and large trading centres were set up and York
was one and re-named many times over its history. In Dublin a
slave trade thrived and one of the main communication routes
between Dublin and York was via the River Ribble at Preston.
This is also the location of the Cuerdale Hoard.
Viking Voices - The Sword of Amleth