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The Vikings and England after Alfred

We look at the Vikings as settlers, raiders, and traders. The Danish settlements of Northern England are set against the achievements of the Swedish and Norwegian Vikings in Europe, Iceland, Greenland, and America.


  • Viking artefacts to investigate

  • Life in a longhouse

  • Trading – making a coin

  • Runes – make a keyring and learn some Viking leatherwork

  • Viking games and sport

  • Lots of helmets, armour, and swords!

  • 1066, Edward, the Harolds, and William – The Battle of Hastings