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In article <joeo79$34...@dont-email.me>, cemanue...@gmail.com (Curt
Emanuel) wrote:I would have thought that had been fairly obvious from the start.
> however consensus has
> been moving in the direction of believing that economics (plunder)
> was the primary one.
Monasteries like Lindisfarne were isolated defenceless and rich. About
all they lacked to be an ideal target was women. Where religion might
come in is that pagans would not feel any more guilty about targeting a
monastery than a village.
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