Viking Age History

This section is under construction. In the future, here you will find information about Viking Age history. In the meantime, below is a list of Wikipedia articles (Viking related information on Wikipedia seems very dispersed) – which are a good starting point as intro. Also, check the Sources&Links section here on AllThingsViking for other great sites about Vikings.

General Viking Age history:

Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_Age

Viking Age England: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_England

Viking Age weapons and armor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_Age_arms_and_armour

Viking swords: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_sword

Viking longship: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longship

Viking long house or mead hall: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mead_hall

Viking ring fortresses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_ring_fortress

Dannevirke, the Scandinavian Hadrians Wall: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danevirke

Runic alpfabet and inscriptions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runes  &  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runic_inscriptions

Runestones: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runestone

Ship burial: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_burial

Danegeld: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danegeld

Hird: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hird

Housecarl: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housecarl

Varangian Guard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varangian_Guard

Viking personalities:

Rollo, founder of Normandy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollo

Ragnar Lodbrok, mythical Viking jarl (and character in History Channel’s “Vikings”): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Lodbrok

Eirik Blood-Axe, Norwegian Viking king: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Bloodaxe

Gunnhild Gormsdatter (known as Mother of Kings): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnhild,_Mother_of_Kings

Harald Bluetooth, Danish king: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harald_Bluetooth

Sweyn Forkbeard, Danish king who conquered England: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweyn_Forkbeard

Cnut the Great, ruler of the Viking North Sea Empire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cnut_the_Great

William the Conqueror, Norman duke who invaded England: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_the_Conqueror

Erik the Red, settled Iceland and Greenland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_the_Red

Leif Erikson, reach North America in 11th century: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leif_Erikson

More to come…

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