Viking Exploration And Conquest

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Tony Nunez
Ms. Turcik
Viking- Exploration & Conquest
Mar. 1 2018 Viking Exploration & Conquest The Vikings dominated trade and exploration from 793 Ad to 1066 Ad. This time period was known as the Viking Age. The Vikings established a name for themselves as Traders, Explorers and Warriors. They explored in Greenland and parts of Canada five hundred years prior to Columbus. They settled in Britain, Europe, Russia, Iceland and even NewFoundland. Who were the Vikings? What was their motivation for expansion? Were the longships the key to their success? What were there early raids? How did they conquer the British
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The first major raid took place at the monastery in Lindisfarne, in Northumbria in North East England.. The monastery held the Saint Cuthbert’s relics. At the time, the coast of british Isles was dotted with monasteries, where monks could focus on their duties. The monasteries were famous for their books, art and treasures. On a cold winter morning, the longships arrived and the Vikings attacked. They burned buildings, stole treasures, murdered monks and terrified everyone. The desecration of Lindisfarne was recorded on the famous Domesday Stone. In the years that followed, villages near the sea found themselves besieged by the vikings. The Viking raids were sporadic until 840s. However in the 850s, Vikings armies began to winter in England. Gradually the Viking raiders began to stay, first in winter camps, then settling in land they had seized. In the 860s the Vikings began to assemble larger armies with the clear intent of conquest. By the late 9th century, the Vikings had overrun most of the Anglo Saxon kingdoms that constituted…show more content…
had big cultural influences that had an impact on art, technology and trade. They influenced every population they encountered across scandinavia and Europe and also the towns they founded in Iceland and Greenland. The Vikings religion which was centered on the Norse god Odin would make an impact on Russia and England and brought about the end to Celtic Christianity in England. The Vikings were also ahead of their time in Marine technology which enabled them to build extensive trade routes that eventually covered., all of modern Europe, Russia and the Middle
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