866. A devastating Viking invasion of Britain destroys the northernmost Anglo Saxon kingdom of Northumbria. Eventually, part of the great army settles in former Northumbria, and forms the kingdom of Jorvik (York).
Europa is an award-winning, family oriented, living history group, based in the Blue Mountains. Aided by major archaeological discoveries focusing on the period of Viking occupation in York, we re-enact the cultures of the Scandinavians and Anglo Saxons who lived there. Europa’s display recreates life as it was a millennium ago, with traditional crafts such as leather and timber work, period games, cooking, textiles, and armouring.