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Medieval Europe: The Vikings (The Normans)

Who were Vikings?

The Viking age in European history was from about AD700 to 1100. During this period many Vikings left their homelands in Scandinavia and travelled by longboat to other countries, like Britain and Ireland.

When the people of Britain first saw the Viking longboats they came down to the shore to welcome them. However, the Vikings fought the local people, stealing from churches and burning buildings to the ground.

The people of Britain called the invaders 'Danes', but they came from Norway and Sweden as well as Denmark. More

How did Vikings fight?

The Vikings were great sailors. Find out about famous Viking explorers and how far they travelled: Vikings traders and explorers

What happened in 1066? Find out about the Norman Conquest and the Battle of Hastings : The Norman conquest

A selection of great videos for use in the classroom.: 20 Class clips

Why the Vikings Disappeared

The Vikings

The Vikings - In a nutshell

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