About the vikings

Great stuff to know about the vikings

By Nick Vincent

Who did the Vikings invade.

The Vikings first invaded Britain in AD 793.The Vikings last invaded in 1066 when William the Conqueror became King.The Vikings invaded very few countries.Viking usually raid on smaller communities.There were 3 Viking ships went off to Portland and killed the king and sailed off.

5 things you may not know about the Vikings

  • 1 Vikings didn’t wear horned helmets.
  • 2 Vikings were active in the slave trade.
  • 3 Men Viking wanted to have blond hair.
  • 4 Some vikings went skiing for fun.
  • 5 The men Viking spent most of their time farming.

Some of the most known Viking leaders

Were did the Vikings settle

They originally settled the Scandinavian lands that are today the countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.The Vikings played a big role in Northern Europe.The Viking Age which was from 800 CE to 1066 CE.

Ships

There were two types of Viking ships.There was the longship which was called the drakkar.And another type of ship was called the Knarr.The Knarr was slow but it had great carrying capacity.The longship had a long and narrow hull.