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Title: Who were the Vikings?


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Who were the Vikings?
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The Vikings were people who lived long ago in
Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
3
Most Vikings lived on farms in houses made of
wood, stone or blocks of turf.
4
Vikings men were craftsmen or traders. Viking
women did all the household jobs.
5
Viking children did not go to school. They
helped at home and learnt from stories.
6
Vikings wore clothes made of cloth, leather and
fur. All Viking people wore jewellery.
7
The Vikings ate a lot of meat. They ate off
wooden plates and drank from horns.
8
The Vikings were great sailors who travelled all
over Europe in long ships.
9
The Vikings came to England in search of treasure
and wealth in 865.
10
They destroyed monasteries and killed many monks
to get to their gold.
11
The Vikings were great warriors. They used
spears and shields in battle.
12
They captured most of the north of England. The
only part not won was Wessex.
13
They had their own alphabet called runes.
These symbols were carved onto stone.
14
The Vikings had their own religion and worshipped
their own gods.
15
The most popular God was Thor. Thor ruled the
skies, storms and thunder.
16
The Vikings bought and sold things using coins,
which were measured by weight.
17
William the Conqueror won England in 1066, ending
the Viking era in England.
18
Place names ending in by, -thorpe or
ay may have been Viking settlements.
19
York or Jorvik was the main Viking town and
still has a Viking theme today.
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