Probably originally put this together like five years ago. I might need to change some years and add a few bits for major events still.
Some of this would have major implications for later Chevrokian history, and maybe (?) some influence on Prae history.
circa 970: The first raids by Norsemen on what is today Praetonia are believed to have occurred around this time, based on writings in Eymund Þórfennsson’s Saga of Herjárdalr, contemporary writings in Praetonia, and archeological evidence.
circa 975 – 1025: Norse immigration to Praetonia begins, settling primarily in the northeast (particularly in Senland).
1058: Tryggvi of Herjárdalr launches a major raid against Senland. In a peace treaty with King Ethelberht of Senland, Tryggvi recieves the coastal cities of Flamborough and Arden as crown properties.
1067 – Tryggvi dies; his son Lars II (Lárs Tryggvasson) becomes King of Herjárdalr.
1072 – Ethelberht of Senland dies without issue. The subsequent succession dispute leaves a power vacuum in Senland, which is filled by the armies of Lars II, who secure roughly of the eastern half of the country before a second cousin of Ethelberht, Edwynn, is declared King.
1079 – Pressure from Senlander nobles prompts Lars to allow the formation of an advisory body in Senland known as the Lageþyng.
1088 – Lars II dies, his young son Harald (Haraldr Lárusson) becomes King of Herjárdalr.
1095: Harald II of Herjárdalr completes conquest of Senland, defeating and exiling King Edwynn at the Battle of Bamburgh. Nordic-friendly Senlander nobles crown Harald as King of Senland.
1104: Harald arranges his son Sigtrygg to be married to Elfwynn of Senland, the daughter of the exiled Edwynn.
1107: Dissent amongst the populations due to the sovereign’s taxation policies in Harald’s overseas realms prompts Harald to form a standing army to prevent revolts. At first this was only marginally effective due to the limited funds Harald had at his disposal. Eventually, though, the Allra Herjárdalrs þing agreed to allow increased levying of taxes to fund the army, on the condition that it would not be deployed at home.
1110: A major revolt in Senland leads to Harald dissolving the Lageþyng, which further incites the locals against his rule. Harald decides start levying additional taxes in Herjárdalr, extending them to all persons in the land, without the permission of the Alþing.
1111: Having uncovered Harald’s illegal taxes, the Allra Herjárdalrs þing (“Thing of all Herjárdalr”) under Eric the Lawspeaker (Eiríkr lögmaðr, also known as Eiríkr Þorbjörnsson) demands that he cease. Harald refuses, and issues an order to his personal guards to banish Eric from the kingdom.
need to fill in bits between 1111-1119 or change the years ????
1119: Battle of Flamborough, Senland (June 3). Death of Harald II of Herjárdalr, believed to be from the shot of a Senlander archer. Although Harald’s son Sigtrygg was next in the line of succession, the Allra Herjárdalrs þing disinherited his descendents from the line of succession, and instead passed the throne to Tryggvi Haraldsson of Sefland. Later that year, Sigtrygg is crowned King of Senland, creating the House of Herjárdalr-Senland.
1120: The Imperatum Praepatriarum is created under Publius the Great. Sigtrygg and successive Senlander sovereigns become electors in the new Empire.
1132: Sigtrygg dies, and is succeeded by his son Edmund. Starting later in Edmund’s reign, the House of Herjárdalr-Senland begins adopting the customs of the native Senlanders.
1170-1180: The majority of the Norse population of Senland is believed by modern scholars to have fully integrated into local society by this time.
When I hear the word culture, I reach for my gun.
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