March 28, 845

On March 28, 845 CE, 5,000 Danish Viking went on Spring Break and occupied Paris, France. They partied like only a Viking can. They pillaged, they rampaged and they performed a little sexual assault against women, men, and the occasional attractive farm animal. In other words, they treated 845 Paris like college kids have treated Panama City since 1985. The Vikings were drunk, disorderly and armed to the teeth and were led by the rowdy Rampaging Ragnar. King Charles the Bald, the Frankish king finally had enough after the Danes attacked the Abbey of Saint Germain when they went looking for more alcohol to drink. Chuck, of the follically-challenged, was getting really tired of the Danes shenanigans, but when an outbreak of the Plague didn’t even dent their enthusiasm for pillaging, he decided to get serious. He paid them to go home. Which they did.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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