June 8 - 793 - The Viking Raid on Lindisfarne Abbey

One of the biggest turning points in history was a raid on a small abbey on an island off the coast of Northern England by a band of Vikings from Scandinavia. While it seems like a small tragedy for the monks of Lindisfarne, it was actually a massive cataclysm in the eyes of the people then living in England and much of Western Europe. The raid on Lindisfarne actually did signal a shift in the politics and everyday life of Europeans for the next few centuries.

William Floyd