The Vikings, the Norse, England after Alfred the Great and Hastings
We look at the Norse as settlers, raiders, and traders. The piratical Viking Sea Kings of the Great Army are set against the Danish settlements of Northern Britain. And we also look at the achievements of the Swedish and Norwegian Norse in Europe, Iceland, Greenland, and America.
Vikings or Norse? Why it is important?
Pirates and Sea Kings, the coming of the Great Army
The Norse as settlers, the Kingdom of York
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!
The conquest of England by Wessex
1066, Edward, the Harolds, and William – The Battle of Hastings