The battle of Towton: Nasty, brutish and not that short
And no, not the type of massacre where Vikings go around killing people: these Vikings were brutally killed by Englishmen ten centuries ago. It's the first archaeological evidence of an anti-Viking mass slaughter known as the St. Brice's Day Massacre. At least 35 skeletons were discovered in 2008 on the grounds of Oxford's St. John's College. The skeletons were all male, all aged 16 to 25, and radiocarbon dating places their deaths to between 960 and 1020 CE. Mass grave reveals 1,000 year old Viking massacre
Medieval History Lectures: Dr. Lynn H. Nelson | Lectures in Medieval History | Professor Emeritus, Medieval History, University of Kansas | www.vlib.us/medievalPlease take into consideration the purpose and audience for which the lecture notes listed above were written. For a good many years, I taught a three-credit-hour freshman survey entitled Introduction to Medieval History to enrollments of room-size - generally three hundred students. During those years, the University of Kansas maintained an open enrollment policy in which all graduates from accredited Kansas high schools were admitted to the University.