New theory of St John's College skeletons: Viking raiders

Once believed to have been victoms of the St Brice's Day Massacre, 37 skeletons found on the grounds of St John's College, Oxford in 2008, are now believed to have been executed Viking raiders.

Researchers at Oxford concluded that the remains of the men, brutally slaughtered and burned, were probably professional warriors who were larger than local residents and ate a diet of fish in excess of the local norm.