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Who Were The Vikings Research Paper

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Who were they?
They were Norsemen from Scandinavia that left their homes to find riches in other parts of the world, Vikings is “named after a place called viken in the Oslo fjord.” They were around from A.D. 800 to the 11th century, they raided parts of Europe, Russia, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland.
The Viking Raids
793 A.D was the first recorded raid, “an attack on the Lindisfarne monastery off the coast of Northumberland in northeastern England marked the beginning of the Viking Age.” They made regular raids around the coasts of England stealing treasure and other goods, and capturing people as slaves. They particularly targeted Monasteries because the building often had expensive thing inside like gold and silver. The Vikings begin
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