In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1vikingo masculinevikinga feminine(helmet/longship/burial) vikingo
- So who were the Vikings raiding around the Welsh coast, the Welsh or themselves?
- As if to remind us that Vikings were warriors as well as traders, a shining Viking helmet stands next to him.
- As the Vikings invaded northern Europe from Scandinavia they left a strong genetic legacy.
- It attempted to find out where the Vikings had settled in our islands.
- The Vikings also had their own professional poet/storytellers, known as Skalds.
- Warfare was not a part of everyday life for many Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.
- In the 8th century the Vikings began one of the most remarkable periods of expansion in history.
- Certainly the Vikings set up new kingdoms in England and Ireland, and those kingdoms had their own cultures.
- In 992 an English fleet assembled at London had some success against the Vikings.
- We should not forget that the Vikings continued to raid north-west Wales well into the 1130s.
- Placenames in Rochdale show how Saxons and Vikings settled in the area.
- Many Vikings also had a nickname which was used instead of their family name.
- The fall in temperature that forced the Vikings out of Greenland also affected Europe.
- Timber was the most important resource for the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.
- Apart from iron and bronze, the Saxons and Vikings made use of other metals, mainly for jewellery.
- The Vikings are often thought to have raided British monasteries and carried off treasure.
- The wearing of skins as normal clothing was unknown to both the Saxons and the Vikings.
- Using guerrilla tactics and subterfuge, Alfred beat the Vikings at their own game.
- The language of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings is not so far removed from what we speak today as you may expect.
- The survey will attempt to discover how many of the Vikings stayed and made the British Isles their home.
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