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  • Forces Against The Vikings In Eastern Britain
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    The word Viking is derived from the Norse word for Fjord, Vik. Thus the term Viking indicates Water Traveler. In Modern history the word Viking has become synonymous with savage sea pirates and plunderers, but there is more to these seafaring Scandinavians. The Vikings included Danes Swedes and Norwegians. These people raided large areas of eastern and western Europe and changed the continent forever. The part of history know as the "Viking Age" is considered to have started in the year 793. Thi...
  • Norwegian And Swedish Vikings
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    The Vikings were fierce, heartless Barbarians who seized and looted many European lands from the 800's to the 1000's. They made their sneaky attacks at the crack of dawn killing anyone who came axe length away. Yes, this included innocent babies, defenseless children of all ages, and helpless women. You may think that such evil beasts came lurking from the fire ry pits of hell, but their ancestors are actually Germans. The Germanic people migrated to Scandinavia, which today includes the countri...
  • Vikings Home
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    Who Were the Vikings? The word Viking in the Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language says that the word Viking means the following. "Viking 1. any of the Scandinavian pirates who plunder the coasts of Europe from the 8th to 10th centuries. 2. a sea-roving bandit: pirate. 3. a Scandinavian. 4. U.S. Aerospace. One of a series of space probes that obtained scientific information about Mars". (1) The Vikings lived about one thousand years ago in the lands that we now cal...
  • Home Life In Viking Culture
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    Vikings One of the most interesting and misconceived groups of all time were the Vikings. The Vikings were the most feared of all the barbaric invaders. The people who originated from Scandinavia, which in today's world are the countries of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden were called Norsemen. The Norsemen who took part in raids along the coast of Europe were called Vikings. These men were some of the great sea traders and warriors of all time. The word Viking originated from the Norse language. Vik...
  • Same Styles As The Viking Ships
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    VIKINGSEINHERJAR - THE CHOSEN ONES Kenneth Dunn History 115 Professor Gordon " Never before has such terror appeared in Britain as we have now suffered from a pagan race... Behold, the church of St. Cuthbert, spattered with the blood of the priests of God, despoiled of all its ornaments; a place more venerable than all in Britain is given as a prey to pagan peoples. ' - Alcuin of York, in a letter to Ethelred, King of Northumbria in England. Vikings were a truly diverse and fascinating people. A...

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