v i k i ng | living and working in Jorvik

The name ‘Viking’ comes from a language called ‘Old Norse’. It means ‘a pirate raid’. People who went off raiding in ships were said to be ‘going Viking’. But not all the Vikings were bloodthirsty warriors. Some came to fight, but others came peacefully, to settle. They were farmers, and kept animals and grew crops. They were skilful …

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