When the Vikings came to England, the English kings paid them to leave the country, but the Vikings took their money and sometimes fought them anyway. From the 9th century to 1066, when the French Duke of Normandy, who became King William I of England, conquered it, Danish and Norwegian Vikings ruled large parts of England.
Scientists recently made a startling discovery whilst on an expedition to monitor permafrost on the Gydan Peninsula; a 1,000-year-old bronze cup from ancient Persia (modern day Iran).
The discovery was made close to the Kara Sea, the furthest north such an artefact has been found.
As English changed, the semantics altered to give us the separate words 'skirt' and 'shirt' we know today.
Skin came from the Norse word skinn (which meant to strip the meat off something).
Many of the silk motifs can be linked to religious motifs from Central Asia" [?
] The Persian Empire ruled until the mid-7th century, following that there were Arab and Mongol Invasions.
Come in and rule over us.’ Is it likely that the invitation was quite so polite?  dictionary.reference.com: jinn (jinni, djin, djinn, djinni, jin)(Link)  “Ibn al-Athīr’s Accounts of the Rūs: A Commentary and Translation” - Notes 7, Page 284 - [(Miquel 1967-80, II 332-4; Dubov 1981,26-7,28 n.
The earliest raiders did not seem to want to move out of Scandinavia. These hit and run raids were made possible because the Vikings were master boat builders and they created flat bottomed boats ideal for journeys up rivers, where many monastic sites lay, ready for plundering.
The cup was likely brought to the region by ancient traders seeking walrus tusks, birds, and fur." Figure 43.