Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia


Grimsby is a port town located in Lincolnshire, England, near the mouth of the Humber Estuary.

Arthur landed here upon returning from his conquest of Iceland.

Grimsby | 0 to the 9th century AD

Roman Period | 1st – 5th century
During the Roman occupation of Britain, which began in the first century AD, there might have been some activity in the area that is now Grimsby. However, specific details about Grimsby’s early history during this period are not well-documented.

Anglo-Saxon Era | 5th – 9th centuries
The Anglo-Saxon period saw the establishment of various Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in England. The region around Grimsby would have been part of the Anglo-Saxon settlement and influenced by the changing political landscape of the time.

Viking Influence | 8th – 9th centuries
Grimsby’s name is of Old Norse origin, suggesting Viking influence in the area. The by in Grimsby means “village” in Old Norse. The Vikings, especially in the eighth and ninth centuries, were known for their maritime activities, and the presence of a port in Grimsby may have roots in this period.

Early Medieval Period
The transition from the Anglo-Saxon era to the medieval period marked changes in governance and local settlements. Grimsby’s proximity to the Humber Estuary likely played a role in its development as a trading and fishing community.

Brut | Layamon, late 12th century to mid-13th century