Who Were The Vikings?
By | January 31, 2019
Throughout history, Vikings have been characterized as a barbaric breed. They hailed from Scandinavia and traveled the Norwegian and Baltic Seas for the purpose of trading. Vikings were known to be pirates, often raiding other ships and conquering villages and settlements throughout parts of Europe. Along the way, they were said to have imposed their domination and pillaged Anglo-Saxon, Celtic and Slavic settlements at random.
Vikings traded goods including furs, tusks, seal fat, used for boat sealant and medicinal salves.
Vikings are typically lumped into the category of “Scandinavian seafaring pirates and traders that raided and settled in many parts of Northwestern Europe in the eighth-eleventh centuries.” The earliest recorded Viking raids began in the '790s. They had a vast influence in Northern Europe and took advantage of their power.