Did you have anything about Poland or eastern europe in your history class during school?
Yes, Poland was invaded by germany, britain then went to war,end of.
Oh, yes, sorry me! But to be honest, I tend to associate Vikings with today`s Norway or Sweden. :):)
Cheeky bugger, never heard of Danelaw? Dane Geld? No,why should you have lol.....Basically,the Danish Norsmen were the hardest Vikingers :) Norway were the late comers and,frankly,a bit crap :)
So, OP, no, in England we were not taught much about Poland beyond WW2. Russia got a lot of attention though.