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Viking Longships - Children's British History Encyclopedia

Viking Longships - Children's British History Encyclopedia
Many Vikings were good sailors because they lived close to rivers and fjords (sea inlets). They grew up from childhood able to use ships for fishing and travelling. A big Viking longship would be about 30 metres long and were made from overlapping planks of oak wood joined together with iron rivets (bits of metal hammered into holes). Each ship could carry 60 men. The sails were brightly coloured in stripes or diamond patterns. The Vikings loved to decorate their ships with fine wooden carvings. The ship was steered by means of a rudder, mounted on the side, near to the back of the ship. They used the: sun, moon and stars to help them navigate. The Vikings gave their ships names like: Long Serpent, Raven of the Wind or Snake of the Sea. Related:  Viking FolderPeople and life

Vikings for children | Vikings homework help | Vikings for KS1 and KS2 The Vikings wanted new land because the places where they came from in Scandinavia – Norway, Sweden and Denmark – weren’t very easy to live on. It was hard to grow crops, which meant there wasn’t a lot of food as the population got bigger. Britain and Europe had plenty of good farmland, so the Vikings tried to claim some of that land for themselves. Even though the Anglo-Saxons were pretty well established in England, the Vikings would turn up every now and then to raid towns and take a bit of land. The first Viking attack on England was in 787 on the Isle of Portland. The Vikings believed in many different gods, and they thought making sacrifices to the gods kept them all happy. Thor, the god of thunder Idun, the goddess of spring Odin, the king of gods and the god of war The Vikings believed that if a warrior died while fighting in battle, he’d go to Valhalla, which is where Odin was. Viking warriors were very good fighters. Viking homes were long too – they were called longhouses!

www.lanouvellerepublique Au printemps 507, Francs et Wisigoths se sont affrontés à Vouillé, point essentiel sur l’axe de circulation nord-sud. A Vouillé, nombreux sont les passants qui foulent le site de la première bataille de Poitiers sans s'en rendre compte. Pourtant, en arrivant par exemple par la route de Lusignan, pour atteindre le bourg, on passe forcément devant le carrefour de Clovis, avant d'emprunter la route du Roi des Francs juste à côté du square Alaric II. « Il y a peu de textes qui parlent de cette bataille, explique Martin Aurell, historien médiéviste et professeur à l'université de Poitiers. Une bataille historique presque oubliée Mais à en croire le texte de Grégoire de Tours, et la majorité des historiens, le champ de bataille était à « 10 milles romains » de Poitiers. « Ce qui équivaut à 17 km environ. Des collines de cadavres « Selon Fortuna, le combat aurait duré 3 heures et aurait laissé derrière lui des collines de cadavres », raconte Gérard Pironneau.

* 101 Viking Facts from the History Specialists 1. Vikings were very clean people (at least by comparison to other people at the time!). 2. A Viking's most treasured weapon was his sword. They were handed down generations via inheritance, were often named and could be inscribed with runes by talented smiths to magically increase their power. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. 101. Content on our site can be reproduced for educational purposes.

Middle Ages for Kids: Vikings Back to Middle Ages for kids The Vikings were people who lived in Northern Europe during the Middle Ages. They originally settled the Scandinavian lands that are today the countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. The Vikings played a major role in Northern Europe during the Middle Ages, especially during the Viking Age which was from 800 CE to 1066 CE. Viking Raids The word Viking actually means "to raid" in Old Norse. The Viking Age and Expansion into Europe Eventually the Vikings began to settle in lands outside of Scandinavia. Viking expansion during the Middle Ages - Click to see larger view By the start of the 11th century the Vikings were at the peak of their expansion. Defeat in Great Britain and the End of the Viking Age In 1066, the Vikings, led by King Harald Hardrada of Norway were defeated by the English and King Harold Godwinson. A major reason for the end of the Viking age was the coming of Christianity. Viking Ships Perhaps the Vikings were most famous for their ships.

Primary History - Vikings Viking Adventures A one-hour schools and families broadcast called Viking Adventures from the British Museum. Ed Petrie, much-loved presenter of Pompeii Live for schools, and well-known BBC presenter Sonali Shah will present the show. "Viking Adventures from the British Museum should be compulsory viewing for all school age children. Education Authorities should book en-bloc and take all the school children to the cinema for this experience!" Aimed at Key Stage 2 children aged 7–11 and aligned with the National Curriculum, this specially produced film will feature lots of Viking dressing up, experiments, sword fights and even Viking-style food (food tastings with herrings and purple carrots!). Download resource pack for primary teachers If your local cinema is not listed please email cinema@britishmuseum.org with details and we will contact them. If you and your family would like to watch Viking Adventures please check local listings, these viewings are exclusively for schools.

Indian Army History[edit] British Indian Army[edit] No. 4 (Hazara) Mountain Battery with RML7 pounder "Steel Gun" Mountain Gun in Review Order. Left to right Naick, Havaldar, Subadar (Sikhs) and Gunner (Punjabi Musalman) circa 1895. A Military Department was created within the Supreme Government of the East India Company at Kolkata in the year 1776. Its main function was to sift and record orders relating to the Army that were issued by various Departments of the Government of the East India Company[10] With the Charter Act of 1833, the Secretariat of the Government of the East India Company was reorganised into four Departments, including a Military Department. World Wars[edit] French postcard depicting the arrival of 15th Sikh Regiment in France during World War I. In the 20th century, the Indian Army was a crucial adjunct to the British forces in both the World Wars. In World War II Indian soldiers fought for the Allies. Post independence[edit] Conflicts and operations[edit] Under the command of Lt.

Vikings Homework Help Where did the Vikings settle in Britain? The area eventually settled by Vikings was called the Danelaw. It formed a boundary separating Anglo-Saxon England from Viking England and was defined in a treaty between the English King Alfred and Viking King Guthrum in AD 880. It lay north of Watling Street, a Roman road running from London north-west to Chester and covered northern and eastern England. The Vikings settled in: Islands off the coast of Scotland - Shetland, Orkney and The Hebrides Around the north and north west coast of Scotland Parts of Ireland - Dublin is a Viking city The Isle of Man Small parts of Wales Parts of England known as Danelaw Place Names We can tell where the Vikings settled by place names of towns and villages today. Place names ending in –by eg. Derby - A village where deer are found Place names ending in –thorpe (or -thorp, -throp or –trop) eg. Place names ending in –toft or-tofts. Viking Words

The Vikings - Britons, Gaels, Picts, Angles and Vikings The Vikings were Norsemen who came to raid and pillage, to trade and to settle in Scotland. They were expert sailors who made their way across the treacherous North Sea in longships from Norway and Denmark from the late 8th century. The Vikings sailed as far west as Greenland and North America. The pagan Vikings raided Christian monasteries in search of gold and silver, food and slaves. In this year terrible portents appeared over Northumbria and sadly affrightened the inhabitants: there were exceptional flashes of lightning, and fiery dragons were seen flying in the air. Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, AD 793 The Norse began to settle in Scotland and gradually merged with the local people. Before the Vikings came as raiders their ancestors were probably traders who visited Scotland.

Viking gods Odin Odin was the chief god in the Norse mythology, and the father of Thor, Balder, Hoder, Tyr, Bragi, Heimdall, Ull, Vidar, Hermod and Vali. His wives were Fjorgyn, Frigga and Rind. He had a bad habit to roam around Midgard in human disguise seducing and impregnating women. Thor Thor was the son of Odin and Fjorgyn. thunder, the sky, fertility and the law. Loki Loki can be called the 'wizard of lies' and is in many ways the most interesting god in Asgard. Frey Frey was a fertility god of the the Vanir race. Freya Freya was the goddess of sex and later also war and death. Idun The goddess of spring and immortal youth was called Idun. Sif Sif was the goddess who married Thor and bore his stepson (by Odin), Ull. Hel Hel was a goddess (or a monster), a daughter of Loki and Angrboda, who ruled over Niflheim, which was the land of the dead.

Fun Facts on Vikings for kids *** Fun Facts on Vikings for KidsLooking for help with homework and school? Find out fast, fun facts and interesting information using our useful fact files, fact sheets and funny videos on each of the Viking Subjects. The free Facts Files and Fact sheets provide interesting, amazing, fun facts and information, together with pictures, photos and a fun video. The free fact files and free fact sheets include cool info plus a free video, they are great guide to the Viking Era and include topics about warriors, ships, women, children, history, clothing and daily home life Fun Facts on Vikings Ships for KidsFind out quick, fun facts and interesting information using our useful fact files and fact sheets on Viking Ships. Fun Facts on Viking Warriors for KidsDiscover fast, interesting fun facts on Viking Warriors and learn some amazing, cool and quick information. Fun Facts on Clothing for KidsLearn fast facts about clothing in the Viking Era. Funny and Fun Facts on Vikings for Kids via Videos

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