The capital city of Northumbria Eforwic (York) was first captured on 1 November 866 when the city was busy celebrating All Saints Day. There was hardly any bloodshed because supposedly everyone was at church except for the Vikings. It was the Vikings who renamed the city Jorvik. Vik means a bay in Old Norse. The Romans called it Eboracum and the Anglo Saxons changed it to Eforwic.
Michelle Styles writes warm, witty and intimate historical romance in a wide range of time periods. Her next book Paying the Viking’s Price is set in 876 Northumbria and is published in November 2013. You can learn more about Michelle and her books (including reading an excerpt of Paying the Viking’s Price) on www.michellestyles.co.uk.