The Vikings <ul><li>Who were they? </li></ul><ul><li>Where did they come from? </li></ul>
Who were they ? <ul><li>In Norse the word Viking means “raider” or “bay”. </li></ul><ul><li>Vikings came from Norway, Swed...
When did Vikings live? <ul><li>Vikings lived a thousand years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>The first Viking raid took place on L...
Viking Warriors <ul><li>Vikings had iron helmets with a nose guard. </li></ul><ul><li>They had chain mail to protect them....
Viking Houses <ul><li>They lived in long houses. </li></ul><ul><li>The houses had walls made of woven wooden canes. </li><...
Viking Long ships <ul><li>They built long ships . </li></ul><ul><li>They were long and shallow. </li></ul><ul><li>They mad...
Viking Raids <ul><li>They raided Monasteries for gold, silver and special books. </li></ul><ul><li>They raided for slaves ...
Trading <ul><li>The Vikings travelled in their long ships (knorrs) to buy and sell goods. </li></ul><ul><li>They sold timb...
Settlements <ul><li>Viking lands were very crowded. </li></ul><ul><li>They settled in areas with good farming land. </li><...
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Vikings

  1. 1. The Vikings <ul><li>Who were they? </li></ul><ul><li>Where did they come from? </li></ul>
  2. 2. Who were they ? <ul><li>In Norse the word Viking means “raider” or “bay”. </li></ul><ul><li>Vikings came from Norway, Sweden and Denmark. </li></ul><ul><li>Vikings travelled all over the world to raid and trade. </li></ul>
  3. 3. When did Vikings live? <ul><li>Vikings lived a thousand years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>The first Viking raid took place on Lindisfarne 793AD . </li></ul><ul><li>For 300 years from the 8th to the 11th century Vikings took the world by storm. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Viking Warriors <ul><li>Vikings had iron helmets with a nose guard. </li></ul><ul><li>They had chain mail to protect them. </li></ul><ul><li>They had a shield. </li></ul><ul><li>For weapons they had an axe and a sword. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Viking Houses <ul><li>They lived in long houses. </li></ul><ul><li>The houses had walls made of woven wooden canes. </li></ul><ul><li>There were no windows and it was often very smoky inside. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Viking Long ships <ul><li>They built long ships . </li></ul><ul><li>They were long and shallow. </li></ul><ul><li>They made it move with oars or a sail. </li></ul><ul><li>These ships were feared by everyone. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Viking Raids <ul><li>They raided Monasteries for gold, silver and special books. </li></ul><ul><li>They raided for slaves . </li></ul><ul><li>They raided to get rich. </li></ul><ul><li>They raided for land . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Trading <ul><li>The Vikings travelled in their long ships (knorrs) to buy and sell goods. </li></ul><ul><li>They sold timber, iron, furs and skins. </li></ul><ul><li>They traded for wheat, silver, cloth, wine, salt spices and silks. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Settlements <ul><li>Viking lands were very crowded. </li></ul><ul><li>They settled in areas with good farming land. </li></ul><ul><li>Vikings learned to fit in to other countries around the world. </li></ul>

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