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Vikings. Jennifer and Patricia. Where Vikings came from. Vikings came from three different countries of Scandinavia Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The name Viking came from a language called ‘Old Norse’, and it means pirate raid

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Vikings

Vikings

Jennifer and Patricia


Where vikings came from
Where Vikings came from

  • Vikings came from three different countries of Scandinavia Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

  • The name Viking came from a language called ‘Old Norse’, and it means pirate raid

  • The Viking period in Europe was 700ad to 1100ad and they travelled during this time to other countries such as Britain and Ireland

  • Some went to fight or steal treasure others settled in new lands as farmers, craftsmen and traders.


Viking food
Viking food

  • From bones, seeds and other food remains at Viking site we know that they ate meat from farm animals and wild animals that they hunted. They collected other foods such as berries and nuts . They cooked meat in big stew pots or roasted it on iron spits.

  • Viking bread was made of rye or barley flour .

  • They used milk mostly to make cheese and butter, then they drank the buttermilk left over .



Viking settlements
Viking settlements

  • In Viking society, the strongest leaders were called ‘jarls’ or earls. The most powerful became kings

  • Freemen met at the ‘Thing’ or Viking assembly. People (men and women) met in open air to settle problems such as deciding who owned land or farm animals , and to punish criminals.


Trading
Trading

  • The Vikings traded all over Europe as far as east central Asia. They bought goods and material such as silver, silk, spices, wine, jewellery, glass and pottery.

  • In return they sold items such as honey, tin, wheat, wool, fur, iron, leather, fish, walrus ivory.


Longships
Longships

  • The Vikings build longships raiding and war. These ships were called ‘dragon ships’ or ‘longships’.

  • Viking ships can travel in shallow water. So they could travel up river as well as sea. In a raid a ship could be hauled up on the beach. The Vikings can jump out and start fighting and get a quick get away if they were being chased.




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Vikings

  • This is a Viking

  • Vikings wore clothes similar to those of England, Scotland, Wales at this time men wore tunics and trousers. Women wore long dresses with a kind of long apron .

  • Clothes were made from wool linen and animal skin mostly people dressed to keep warm



Viking houses
Viking houses

  • This is a Viking house


Battle of clontarf
Battle of Clontarf

  • Battle of Clontarf took place on 23rd April 1014 between the forces of Brian Boru and the forces led by the king of Leinster Mael Morda Mac Murchada. The Viking army formed into up to five divisions on the field while sigtrygg and 1,000 of his men remained in town.

  • Of the 6,500 to 7,000 Vikings and allied forces, an estimated 6,000 including almost all the leaders, were killed. Irish losses were at least 4,000, including their king and most of his sons.

  • The two sons of Brian did not inherit the throne right after their father was slain. It was Moyleseachlin (Irish: Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill) from whom Brian once took power in the heated moment before the Battle of Clontarf - who regained power once again in Ireland.


By jennifer and patricia

By Jennifer and Patricia

I hope you enjoyed it!!


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