There have been many battles between the Vikings and the English. The English king Alfred the Great stopped the Vikings taking over England and he reconquered most of the land which was held by the Vikings. Alfred the Great drove out of England the last Viking king of Jorvik , Eric Bloodaxe. After his death the Viking agreed to be ruled by the English king.However the English king was weak so to stop Vikings from taking over England they would pay them gold. This did not stop the Vikings , king Cnut invaded England and for the few year England was known as the Viking empire .Vikings left their mark in many ways such as some words in English language for example : husband, egg, law, knife.Viking left behind a lot of stories about people called ‘sagas’. In Scotland they still have a story called ‘The History of the Earls of Orkney’.