The Vikings

By:jah'lyssa Thompson

What were the Vikings known as?

The Vikings were not only known as trialers. They were also known as traders and colonists. However vinkings were also know very well for their fighting skills and their wild behavior. Aswell known as Traiders and colonists who left an long-lasting mark on britian.

What happen to the vikings in the 9th century?

Throughout the Viking Age, there were many battles between the Vikings and the English. In the 9th century an english king alfred the great stopped the vikings from taking over all of england.

What happen to the vikings in the 10th century?

In the 10th century the english reconquered much of the land held by vikings.

What happen in 1954?

In 1954, the last viking king of jorvik. After Eric was killed in battle, the Vikings in England agreed to be ruled by England's king.

The Viking Religion...

The Vikings are widely viewed as pagan plunderers, but they were quick to adopt Christianity alongside their own gods.


The viking culture...

Viking money: Gareth Williams account for the rise of Viking coinage.Viking Women: The role of women in The Viking world, by Judith Jesch.Viking Food: The culinary delights of the Viking diets, by Russell Scott.Viking Colonists: The ones who came to stay, by Dr. Anna Ritchie.Alcuin of York: Great scholar and advisor to Charlemagne, by Dr. Anna Ritchie

Viking Ships..

The Vikings were known as  masters of the sea. Their swift wooden longships, equipped with both sails and oars, enabled them to mount piratical raids on the coastal monasteries and settlements of the British Isles, western Europe and more beyond.

Forts and Forays..

Before the 11th century, The vikings mainly fought on foot. Their horses were small and had no real cavalary.

Offensive weapons...

Laws of Viking period show that all free men were expected to own weapons, and magnates were expected to provide them for their own men. The main offensive weapons were the spear, sword and battle-axe, although bows and arrows were also used. Weapons were carried not just for The battle, but also as symbols of their owners wealth. Weapons were usually decorated in silver, cooper, and gold.
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