The Viking Rollo was a real person. In a 911 treaty he received the French City Rouen and surrounding lands. In return he and his warriors would defend the area and were baptised as Christians. The area became known as Normandie, the land of the Northmen.
The Viking Runes. The eldest runestones, inscribed with Norse runes, date from the century. These were the Elder Futhark runes. However, the most of the runestones were created during the late Viking Age and thus inscribed with theYounger Futhark runes.