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Kareem Fareed

Who are the Vikings? | History Today - 3 views

  • ‘Viking’ is a catch-all term for the people who came from Scandinavia, what is now Norway, Denmark and Sweden
  • The Norse were initially pagan
  • but they later converted.
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  • They spoke Old Norse
  • But the main source for their culture, beyond what is written by the peoples they encountered, is the sagas, which were written in 13th-century Iceland. These are the stories of their history – a romanticised mix of truth and legend. 
Katelyn H

HowStuffWorks "Who Were the Vikings?" - 1 views

  • Viking is used in a general way to describe the people of Scandinavia during the medieval period
  • The Scandinavians were also explorers, farmers, fishermen and merchants -- not just Vikings
  • Vikings were actually made up of several different groups, including the Danes, the Swedes and the Norwegians, who were themselves often broken into small petty kingdoms.
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  • They used their expertise at seamanship and battle to make raids on the towns and churches of neighboring kingdoms.
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    More information about the vikings
Ankita P.

Vikings - A brief history - 0 views

  • Vikings were just greedy and driven by oppertunism they took advantage of the instability of the rest of Europe to take over land and other properties.
  • Vikings were just greedy and driven by oppertunism they took advantage of the instability of the rest of Europe to take over land and other properties.
  • Norway and Denmark
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  • conquered three of Englands four kingdoms.
Jack S

The Vikings - 1 views

  • The Vikings were Indo-European people from Scandinavia
  • another branch of Vikings migrated south into Russia to trade with Constantinople.
  • Vikings and the Slavs also raided the Roman territory
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  • 1000 AD, some of the Vikings settled in northern France,
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