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Turges [Thorgest, Thorgils, Thurkill]locked

(d. 845)
  • Benjamin T. Hudson


Turges [Thorgest, Thorgils, Thurkill] (d. 845), viking leader, led raids into Ireland in the early ninth century and for a time was successful in the north-east. The name Turges given to him in the Irish records suggests that his real name was Thorgest (Þorgestr)...

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