The Vikings were first sighted off the English coast in 793 when they attacked a monastery on Lindisfarne, in Northumberland. They were looking for money and treasure.
In 865, the Danes decided to sail to England with a Great Army and the plan was to stay and conquer. They arrived at the gates of Eoforwic, which was the Anglo-Saxon name for York, in 866.
Eoforwic means "town of wild boar". The Vikings kept the name but translated it into Old Norse, and so Jórvík was born.
In 1030, King Canute, a Danish king, unified England, Denmark, Norway and areas of Sweden into one kingdom. Knutti heard this news and journeyed to Jórvík to seek out his own story in a new land.