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  • The viking ship had but one large and heavy square sail.

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  • the time of Tacitus, long before the dawn of the Viking Age.

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  • At the same time, the significance which the word " viking " has had in our language is due in part to a false etymology, connecting the word with " king "; the effect of which still remains in the customary pronunciation vi-king instead of vik-ing, now so much embedded in the language that it is a pedantry to try and change it.

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  • There is certainly a historical connexion between the ships which the tribes on the Baltic possessed in the days of Tacitus and the viking ships (Keary, The Vikings in Western Europe, pp. 108-9): a fact which would lead us to believe that the art of shipbuilding had been better preserved there than elsewhere in northern Europe.

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  • 9 But the devoted Anskar (801-865) went forth and sought out the Scandinavian Viking, and handed on the torch of self-denying zeal to others, who saw, after the lapse of many years, the close of the monotonous tale of burning churches and pillaged monasteries, and taught the fierce Northman to learn respect for civilized institutions.

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  • Professor Zimmer, in his examination of the story, sees reason to believe that the main incidents may repose on a genuine historic tradition, dating back to the 9th or 10th century, the period of Viking rule in Ireland.

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  • For the viking attacks in the 5th (or 6th) territory, our own country, the course of events is much clearer.

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  • But in every country alike the wave of viking conquest now begins to recede.

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  • But in every country alike the wave of viking conquest now begins to recede.

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  • The viking ventured upon unknown waters in ships very ill-fitted for their work.

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  • The next kings mentioned are Sigaf rid and Halfdane, who were sons of the great Viking leader Ragnarr Loobrok.

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  • I also went on board a Viking ship which lay a short distance from the little craft.

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  • "Maybe he thinks we.ll steal his things," Erik, the blond Viking who watched over South America, said with a smile.

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  • The highlander and viking, products of the valleys raised high amid the mountains or half-drowned in the sea, are everywhere of kindred spirit.

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  • The Viking raids were one of the determining causes of the establishment of the feudal monarchies of western Europe, but the untameable freebooters were themselves finally subdued by the Church.

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  • In the end of the 9th century Iceland was colonized from Norway; and about 985 the intrepid viking, Eric the Red, discovered Greenland, and induced some of his Icelandic countrymen to settle on its inhospitable shores.

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  • Ansgar preached in Denmark from 826 to 861, but it was not till after the subsidence of the Viking raids that Adaldag, archbishop of Hamburg, could open a new and successful mission, which resulted in the erection of the bishoprics of Schleswig, Ribe and Aarhus (c. 948), though the real conversion of Denmark must be dated from the baptism of King Harold Bluetooth (960).

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  • Ansgar preached in Denmark from 826 to 861, but it was not till after the subsidence of the Viking raids that Adaldag, archbishop of Hamburg, could open a new and successful mission, which resulted in the erection of the bishoprics of Schleswig, Ribe and Aarhus (c. 948), though the real conversion of Denmark must be dated from the baptism of King Harold Bluetooth (960).

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  • The settlement of Normandy was the only permanent outcome of the Viking Age in France.

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  • The viking ships had a character apart.

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  • The Danish attacks were repeated in 997, 99 8, 999 and in 1000 !Ethelred availed himself of the temporary absence of the Danes in Normandy to invade Cumberland, at that time a Viking stronghold.

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  • The discovery of new lands in the West by the Norsemen came in the course of the great Scandinavian exodus of the 9th, 10th and firth centuries - the Viking Age - when Norsemen, Swedes and Danes swarmed over all Europe, conquering kingdoms and founding colonies.

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  • But we must bear in mind that one very important consequence of the Viking raids was to annihilate the geographical remoteness which had hitherto separated Denmark from the Christian world.

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  • If the designation of this or that personage as mikill vikingr or rauba vikingr (red viking) be not reckoned an instance of such use; we have it at all events in the name of a small quasi-nationality, the Jomsvikingar, settled at J6msborg on the Baltic (in modern Pomerania), to whom a saga is dedicated: who possessed rather peculiar institutions evidently the relic of what is now called the Viking Age, that preceded the Saga Age by a century.

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  • But we must bear in mind that one very important consequence of the Viking raids was to annihilate the geographical remoteness which had hitherto separated Denmark from the Christian world.

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  • These three salient facts are practically the sum of our knowledge of early Danish history previous to the Viking period.

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  • Naturally the shipbuilding developed: so that vessels in the viking time would be much smaller than in the Saga Age.

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  • It is not probable that the largest viking ships had more than ro oars a side.

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  • Historians of the north have distinguished as the " Viking Age " (Vikingertiden) the time when the Scandinavian folk first by their widespread piracies brought themselves forcibly into the notice of all the Christian peoples of western Europe.

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  • For all record which we have, the Viking Age was inaugurated in A.D.

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  • This course is followed in the history of the viking attacks on Ireland, the earliest of their continuous series of attacks.

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  • The town is less well equipped with museums and similar institutions, the most noteworthy being the Prussia museum of antiquities, which is especially rich in East Prussian finds from the Stone age to the Viking period.

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  • Although, outside the information we get from Christian chroniclers, this age is for the people of the north one of complete obscurity, it is evident that the Viking Age corresponds with some universal disturbance or unrest among the Scandinavian nations, strictly analogous to the unrest among more southern Teutonic nations which many centuries before had heralded the break-up of the Roman empire, an epoch known as that of the Folk-wanderings (V olkerwanderungen).

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  • But details of these viking plunderings are wanting.

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  • But the forces which Alfred defeated at Aethandune represented but half of the viking army in England at the time.

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  • The six territories which we have signalized - Ireland, Western Scotland, England, the three in West Francia which merge into each other by the end of the 9th century - do not comprise the whole field of viking raids or attempted invasion.

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  • In the eastern region the viking leaders seem to have been closely connected with one of the Danish royal families, the kings of Jutland.

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  • The mythical saga of Ragnar Lodbrog is undoubtedly concerned with the Viking Age, though it is impossible now to identify most of the expeditions attributed to this northern hero, stories of conquest in Sweden, in Finland, in Russia and in England, which belong to quite a different age from this one.

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  • It is from this time that we discern two distinct tendencies in the viking people.

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  • Nevertheless, some of the Eddic songs do seem to give the very form and pressure of the viking period.'

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  • Large ships containing human remains have sometimes been found in barrows of the viking age.

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  • But by the time that Charles had succeeded in " converting " the Saxons, the Viking raids were already at their height, and though generally triumphant, necessity occasionally taught the Northmen the value of concessions.

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  • Equally short-lived was the Danish dominion in England, which originated in a great Viking expedition of King Sweyn I.

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  • In Scandinavia a custom, alluded to in the sagas, of burying the viking in his ship, drawn up on land, and raising a barrow over it, is exemplified by the ship-burials discovered in Norway.

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  • In a chamber abaft the mast the viking had been laid, with his weapons, and together with him were buried twelve horses, six dogs and a peacock.

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  • The word " Viking," in the sense in which it is used to-day, is derived from the Icelandic (Old Norse) Vikingr (m.), signifying simply a sea-rover or pirate.

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  • As a loan-word viking occurs in A.S.

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  • Almost every young Icelander of sufficient means and position, and a very large number of young Norsemen, made one or more viking expeditions.

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  • It is in this more generic sense that the word "viking " is now generally employed.

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  • The reason for using " viking " in a more generic sense than is warranted by the actual employment of the word in Old Norse literature rests on the fact that we have no other word by which to designate the early Scandinavian pirates of the 9th and the beginning of the 10th century.

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  • If we could know the Viking Age from the other, the Scandinavian side, it would doubtless present far more interest than in the form in which the Christian chroniclers present it.

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  • But after this date for the lifetime of a generation the chief scene of viking exploits was Ireland, and probably the western coasts and islands of Scotland.

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  • This brief sketch may be taken as the prototype of viking invasion of any region of western Christendom which was the object of their continuous attacks.

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  • From this centre, the Scheldt, the viking raids extended on either side; sometimes eastward as far as the Rhine, and so into Germany proper, the territory assigned to Louis the German; at other times westward to the Somme, and thus into the territory of Charles the Bald, the future kingdom of France.

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  • We see then that in virtue of some quite historical misfortune to the viking invaders, connected with a mist and with a great sickness which invaded the army, the place they have come to (in reality Paris) is in Scandinavian tradition identified with the mythic Bjarmaland; and later, in the history of Saxo Grammaticus, it is identified with the geographical Bjarmaland or Perm.

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  • The expedition which we have made mention of took place almost in the middle of the 9th century, and exactly fifty years after the effective opening of the Viking Age.

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  • Severe, therefore, as were the viking raids in Europe, and great as was the suffering they inflicted - on account of which a special prayer, A furore Normannorum libera nos, was inserted in some of the litanies of the West - if they had been pirates and nothing more their place in history would be an insignificant one.

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  • As we have seen, the viking outbreak was probably part of a XXVIII.

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  • In any case, they fall more near the viking period than any other northern table of laws.

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  • They were not entirely unlettered; for the use of runes dates back considerably earlier than the Viking Age.

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  • In certain material possessions - those, in fact, belonging to their trade, which was war and naval adventure - these viking folk were ahead of the Christian nations: in shipbuilding, for example.

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  • This seems an unlikely limitation, throwing an impossible amount of work upon the crew, and leaving each ship terribly weak supposing a naval battle had to be undertaken - as with some rival viking fleet, even before any Christian nation possessed a fleet.

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  • Of all European lands England is without doubt that on which the Viking Age has left most impression: in the number of original settlers after 878; in the way which these prepared for Canute's conquest; and finally in that which she absorbed from the conquering Normans.

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  • References to the Viking Age in a general way are to be found in a vast number of books, especially histories of the Scandinavian countries, of which Munch's Det Norske Folks Historie (1852, &c.) is the most distinguished; J.

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  • Equally short-lived was the Danish dominion in England, which originated in a great Viking expedition of King Sweyn I.

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  • But after this date for the lifetime of a generation the chief scene of viking exploits was Ireland, and probably the western coasts and islands of Scotland.

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  • They were not entirely unlettered; for the use of runes dates back considerably earlier than the Viking Age.

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  • This seems an unlikely limitation, throwing an impossible amount of work upon the crew, and leaving each ship terribly weak supposing a naval battle had to be undertaken - as with some rival viking fleet, even before any Christian nation possessed a fleet.

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  • Of all European lands England is without doubt that on which the Viking Age has left most impression: in the number of original settlers after 878; in the way which these prepared for Canute's conquest; and finally in that which she absorbed from the conquering Normans.

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  • The island takes its name from Hjalpand, a Norse viking.

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  • VIKING.

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  • We read of such a one that he went "a-viking" (fara i viking, ver y i viking, or very often fara, &c., vestan i viking).

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  • Keary, The Vikings in Western Europe (1891) is a history of the viking raids on all the western lands, but ends A.D.

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  • Hence the connexion between Celt and Teuton as regards writing must go back to a period preceding the Viking inroads of the 8th century.

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  • DANELAGH, the name given to those districts in the north and north-east of England which were settled by Danes and other Scandinavian invaders during the period of the Viking invasions.

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  • Though the independent occupation of the Danelagh by Viking invaders did not last for more than fifty years at the outside, the Danes left lasting marks of their presence in these territories.

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  • On the continentthe main effect of the viking invasions was to dash the empire of Charles the Great into fragments, and to aid in producing the numberless petty states of feudal Europe.

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  • (See VIKING.)

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  • In the years 892896 Alfred was assailed from many sides at once by viking fleets, of which the most important was that led by the great freebooter Hasting.

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  • It might have been thought likely that the son of the pagan Sweyn would have turned out a mere hard-fighting viking.

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  • He had persuaded Harold Hardrada, king of Norway, almost the last of the great viking adventurers, to take him as guide for a raid on England.

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  • He held his own, despite the assaults of 1 great army gathered by Roderic the High King, and of a viking Fleet which came to help the conquered jarls of \Vaterford and Dublin.

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  • His first military expedition, in alliance with the celebrated Jomsborg Viking, Palnatoke, was against his own father, who perished during the struggle (c. 986).

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  • Viking though he was, Sweyn was certainly a Christian viking.

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  • They had colonized the west in the viking times; they had " fought at Hafursfirth," helping their stay-at-home kinsmen against the centralization of the great head-king, who, when he had crushed opposition in Norway, followed up his victory by compelling them to flee or bow to his rule.

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  • Tamlacht, " plague-grave "), at which place a number of ancient remains (probably belonging, however, to the Viking period) have come to light.

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  • The stories of the Fomorians were doubtless suggested in part by the Viking invasions, but the origin of the Partholan legend has not been discovered.

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  • These defects of the Irish military system were abundantly shown throughout the Viking period and also in Anglo-Norman times.

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  • Turgeis apparently united the Viking forces, as he is styled the first king of the Norsemen in Ireland.

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  • The king of Dublin exercised overlordship over the other Viking communities in the island, and thus became the most dangerous opponent of the ardri, with whom he was constantly at variance.

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  • The king of Dublin was certainly the most commanding figure in Ireland in his day, and during his lifetime the Viking power was greatly extended.

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  • About the year 920 a Viking named Tomrair, son of Elgi, had seized the lower Shannon and established himself in Limerick, from which point constant incursions were made into all parts of Munster.

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  • Whatever co-ordination may have existed in the church of the 8th century was doubtless destroyed during the troubled period of the Viking invasions.

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  • Probably after the viking days came in the conceptions of the last war of gods, and the end of all, and the theory of Odin All-Father as a kind of emperor in the heavenly world.

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  • The extent and permanence of the Danish influence in Lincolnshire is still observable in the names of its towns and villages and in the local dialect, and, though about 918 the confederate boroughs were recaptured by Edward the Elder, in 993 a Viking fleet again entered the Humber and ravaged Lindsey, and in 1013 the district of the five boroughs acknowledged the supremacy of Sweyn.

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  • "Maybe he thinks we.ll steal his things," Erik, the blond Viking who watched over South America, said with a smile.

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  • The Normans were descendants from pagan viking adventurers who had settled in the Seine Valley in 911.

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  • Just above the lock is the boatyard of J D Boat Services which is also a viking afloat hire base.

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  • Give yourself a Viking name, learn the runic alphabet and get a certificate signed by Chief God, Odin.

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  • As a gift King Canute returned some of the land that had been taken from the Bishops of Durham by his viking ancestors.

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  • He learns that his family have a dark viking ancestry.

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  • archaeologye said goodbye to Marcus Smith who headed to the University of Uppsala to continue his research in viking archeology.

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  • artefact viking Center, York Built on a dig that has yielded some of best-preserved Viking artifacts.

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  • authorized biography, written by Valerie Grove, will be published by Viking in Spring 2007.

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  • Keyword searches for words or simple phrases that describe your interest, for example, canals or viking burial.

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  • Based on the remains of a huge house thought to be the seat of a viking chieftain.

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  • Secondly, viking colonists who settled in north-western France created an independent duchy of the Northmen, or Normandy, as it became known.

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  • The later viking crosses had more elaborate fantastical entangled animals.

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  • To read the rest of the interview please click below and remember Viking Moses crosses in out on the 7th of August.

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  • And remember Poptones is releasing Viking Moses ' crosses on the 31st of July!

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  • crucifyarving includes a crucified figure in addition to the characteristic Viking ornamentation.

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  • It was indeed Al Casey who owned the viking deluxe.

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  • Even today the indigenous folk express their independent spirit by claiming direct viking descent.

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  • Secondly, Viking colonists who settled in north-western France created an independent duchy of the Northmen, or Normandy, as it became known.

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  • Without the viking empire vote, Latvia's victory would have been far narrower.

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  • Europe is fragmented into petty fiefdoms and is in turmoil after the Viking raids.

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  • It was built on the site of a viking fortress and part dates from the 13 th century.

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  • Frankly after we had given him his viking funeral, we missed having him around.

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  • The viking glider uses a winch to get off of the ground.

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  • First, to Kirkby Lonsdale, and to see a unique and frightening viking gravestone.

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  • Interesting piece on a viking hoard discovered on a farm in Sweden, which includes many Arabic coins.

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  • The burhs were a series of defended towns designed by King Alfred to counter act the viking incursions.

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  • Viking raids on the Welsh coast began in the mid 9th century, and the 10th century was characterized by dynastic instability.

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  • Some of the isolated burials, finds and Norse funerary sculpture may even suggest occasional intermarriage and individual Viking settlement.

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  • The viking invasion force had arrived in 300 ships.

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  • Less a Viking, really, than an Arthurian knight, Borg was embraced by England.

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  • lagan viking was noted running rather later on Saturday February 18.

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  • viking lander 2 followed on the 3 rd September, landing in Utopia Planitia the Plain of Utopia.

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  • The team raced in a replica viking longboat called " The Hammer of the Gods " .

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  • A small reconstruction of a viking longhouse was constructed with a turf roof to show how Vikings made their houses.

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  • The images MGS has transmitted to Earth have much higher resolution than those obtained by the viking orbiters in the 1970s.

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  • York is an historic city of Roman and viking origins.

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  • art History of ornamentation in Viking Art and a page of jewelry links with good clear graphics.

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  • essay question: What problems did Alfred face in defending Wessex from Viking attack and how successful was he in solving them?

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  • The first viking raid was on Lindisfarne, recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.

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  • Dressed in full viking regalia for part of her talk, Jeanne's enthusiasm was infectious.

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  • Meanwhile, the Viking assault on Wales appears to have been pretty relentless.

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  • replica Viking longboat called " The Hammer of the Gods " .

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  • We also found out how to write our names in viking runes.

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  • In the evening we went to a Viking village and sat around a fire listening to a Norse saga.

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  • Here's a tale told like a viking saga.

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  • VIKING saunaS Manufacturers, supplies and installs saunas and steam room cabins, can also restore old sauna interiors.

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  • Of the carnival holiday cruise ship city to further generate rci's viking serenade.

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  • You will also be able to experience the viking style of life in the Viking settlement at the center.

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  • Covers topics such as Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greeks, Roman and viking settlers and Henry VIII.

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  • Did American Clams Sail to Europe on viking ships?

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  • thinkis thought to originate from a Viking called ' Ulf ' .

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  • join a Viking training school and meet a Roman legionary.

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  • viking helmet?

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  • viking serenade.

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  • viking boats draw near from Strangford Lough.

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  • viking raiders as a preparation for war.

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  • viking warrior with a spear [bamboo cane!

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  • PSM (PlayStation Magazine) featured a two page preview on Rune: viking warlord in their May, 2001 issue.

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  • viking warriors from Scandinavia began to attack the coasts of western Europe toward the end of the eighth century.

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  • If a " Viking " is a marauding pagan warrior, then the idea of a " Viking woman " would be unthinkable.

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  • In the end of the 9th century Iceland was colonized from Norway; and about 985 the intrepid viking, Eric the Red, discovered Greenland, and induced some of his Icelandic countrymen to settle on its inhospitable shores.

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  • The highlander and viking, products of the valleys raised high amid the mountains or half-drowned in the sea, are everywhere of kindred spirit.

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  • The Danish attacks were repeated in 997, 99 8, 999 and in 1000 !Ethelred availed himself of the temporary absence of the Danes in Normandy to invade Cumberland, at that time a Viking stronghold.

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  • The town is less well equipped with museums and similar institutions, the most noteworthy being the Prussia museum of antiquities, which is especially rich in East Prussian finds from the Stone age to the Viking period.

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  • Professor Zimmer, in his examination of the story, sees reason to believe that the main incidents may repose on a genuine historic tradition, dating back to the 9th or 10th century, the period of Viking rule in Ireland.

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  • The island takes its name from Hjalpand, a Norse viking.

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  • Large ships containing human remains have sometimes been found in barrows of the viking age.

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  • 9 But the devoted Anskar (801-865) went forth and sought out the Scandinavian Viking, and handed on the torch of self-denying zeal to others, who saw, after the lapse of many years, the close of the monotonous tale of burning churches and pillaged monasteries, and taught the fierce Northman to learn respect for civilized institutions.

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  • The discovery of new lands in the West by the Norsemen came in the course of the great Scandinavian exodus of the 9th, 10th and firth centuries - the Viking Age - when Norsemen, Swedes and Danes swarmed over all Europe, conquering kingdoms and founding colonies.

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  • The next kings mentioned are Sigaf rid and Halfdane, who were sons of the great Viking leader Ragnarr Loobrok.

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  • These three salient facts are practically the sum of our knowledge of early Danish history previous to the Viking period.

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  • The Viking raids were one of the determining causes of the establishment of the feudal monarchies of western Europe, but the untameable freebooters were themselves finally subdued by the Church.

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  • But by the time that Charles had succeeded in " converting " the Saxons, the Viking raids were already at their height, and though generally triumphant, necessity occasionally taught the Northmen the value of concessions.

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  • In Scandinavia a custom, alluded to in the sagas, of burying the viking in his ship, drawn up on land, and raising a barrow over it, is exemplified by the ship-burials discovered in Norway.

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  • In a chamber abaft the mast the viking had been laid, with his weapons, and together with him were buried twelve horses, six dogs and a peacock.

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  • The word " Viking," in the sense in which it is used to-day, is derived from the Icelandic (Old Norse) Vikingr (m.), signifying simply a sea-rover or pirate.

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  • There is also in Icelandic the allied word viking (f.), a predatory voyage.

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  • As a loan-word viking occurs in A.S.

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  • Almost every young Icelander of sufficient means and position, and a very large number of young Norsemen, made one or more viking expeditions.

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  • We read of such a one that he went "a-viking" (fara i viking, ver y i viking, or very often fara, &c., vestan i viking).

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  • If the designation of this or that personage as mikill vikingr or rauba vikingr (red viking) be not reckoned an instance of such use; we have it at all events in the name of a small quasi-nationality, the Jomsvikingar, settled at J6msborg on the Baltic (in modern Pomerania), to whom a saga is dedicated: who possessed rather peculiar institutions evidently the relic of what is now called the Viking Age, that preceded the Saga Age by a century.

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  • It is in this more generic sense that the word "viking " is now generally employed.

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  • Historians of the north have distinguished as the " Viking Age " (Vikingertiden) the time when the Scandinavian folk first by their widespread piracies brought themselves forcibly into the notice of all the Christian peoples of western Europe.

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  • The reason for using " viking " in a more generic sense than is warranted by the actual employment of the word in Old Norse literature rests on the fact that we have no other word by which to designate the early Scandinavian pirates of the 9th and the beginning of the 10th century.

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  • And even those who have preferred not generally to use the word " vikings " to designate the pirates and invaders, have adhered to the term " Viking Age " for the period in which they were most active (cf.

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  • At the same time, the significance which the word " viking " has had in our language is due in part to a false etymology, connecting the word with " king "; the effect of which still remains in the customary pronunciation vi-king instead of vik-ing, now so much embedded in the language that it is a pedantry to try and change it.

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  • We may fairly reckon the " Viking Age " to lie between the date of the first recorded appearance of a northern pirate fleet (A.D.

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  • Although, outside the information we get from Christian chroniclers, this age is for the people of the north one of complete obscurity, it is evident that the Viking Age corresponds with some universal disturbance or unrest among the Scandinavian nations, strictly analogous to the unrest among more southern Teutonic nations which many centuries before had heralded the break-up of the Roman empire, an epoch known as that of the Folk-wanderings (V olkerwanderungen).

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  • If we could know the Viking Age from the other, the Scandinavian side, it would doubtless present far more interest than in the form in which the Christian chroniclers present it.

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  • For all record which we have, the Viking Age was inaugurated in A.D.

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  • This course is followed in the history of the viking attacks on Ireland, the earliest of their continuous series of attacks.

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  • This brief sketch may be taken as the prototype of viking invasion of any region of western Christendom which was the object of their continuous attacks.

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  • But details of these viking plunderings are wanting.

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  • From this centre, the Scheldt, the viking raids extended on either side; sometimes eastward as far as the Rhine, and so into Germany proper, the territory assigned to Louis the German; at other times westward to the Somme, and thus into the territory of Charles the Bald, the future kingdom of France.

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  • For the viking attacks in the 5th (or 6th) territory, our own country, the course of events is much clearer.

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  • But the forces which Alfred defeated at Aethandune represented but half of the viking army in England at the time.

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  • The six territories which we have signalized - Ireland, Western Scotland, England, the three in West Francia which merge into each other by the end of the 9th century - do not comprise the whole field of viking raids or attempted invasion.

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  • In the eastern region the viking leaders seem to have been closely connected with one of the Danish royal families, the kings of Jutland.

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  • The mythical saga of Ragnar Lodbrog is undoubtedly concerned with the Viking Age, though it is impossible now to identify most of the expeditions attributed to this northern hero, stories of conquest in Sweden, in Finland, in Russia and in England, which belong to quite a different age from this one.

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  • We see then that in virtue of some quite historical misfortune to the viking invaders, connected with a mist and with a great sickness which invaded the army, the place they have come to (in reality Paris) is in Scandinavian tradition identified with the mythic Bjarmaland; and later, in the history of Saxo Grammaticus, it is identified with the geographical Bjarmaland or Perm.

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  • The expedition which we have made mention of took place almost in the middle of the 9th century, and exactly fifty years after the effective opening of the Viking Age.

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  • It is from this time that we discern two distinct tendencies in the viking people.

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  • The settlement of Normandy was the only permanent outcome of the Viking Age in France.

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  • Severe, therefore, as were the viking raids in Europe, and great as was the suffering they inflicted - on account of which a special prayer, A furore Normannorum libera nos, was inserted in some of the litanies of the West - if they had been pirates and nothing more their place in history would be an insignificant one.

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  • As we have seen, the viking outbreak was probably part of a XXVIII.

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  • But some of the clauses securing a comparative liberty for women appear less characteristic of the Viking Age (cf.

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  • In any case, they fall more near the viking period than any other northern table of laws.

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  • Nevertheless, some of the Eddic songs do seem to give the very form and pressure of the viking period.'

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  • In certain material possessions - those, in fact, belonging to their trade, which was war and naval adventure - these viking folk were ahead of the Christian nations: in shipbuilding, for example.

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  • There is certainly a historical connexion between the ships which the tribes on the Baltic possessed in the days of Tacitus and the viking ships (Keary, The Vikings in Western Europe, pp. 108-9): a fact which would lead us to believe that the art of shipbuilding had been better preserved there than elsewhere in northern Europe.

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  • The viking ships had a character apart.

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  • the time of Tacitus, long before the dawn of the Viking Age.

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  • The viking ship had but one large and heavy square sail.

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  • Naturally the shipbuilding developed: so that vessels in the viking time would be much smaller than in the Saga Age.

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  • It is not probable that the largest viking ships had more than ro oars a side.

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  • The viking ventured upon unknown waters in ships very ill-fitted for their work.

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  • References to the Viking Age in a general way are to be found in a vast number of books, especially histories of the Scandinavian countries, of which Munch's Det Norske Folks Historie (1852, &c.) is the most distinguished; J.

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  • Keary, The Vikings in Western Europe (1891) is a history of the viking raids on all the western lands, but ends A.D.

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  • Hence the connexion between Celt and Teuton as regards writing must go back to a period preceding the Viking inroads of the 8th century.

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  • DANELAGH, the name given to those districts in the north and north-east of England which were settled by Danes and other Scandinavian invaders during the period of the Viking invasions.

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  • Though the independent occupation of the Danelagh by Viking invaders did not last for more than fifty years at the outside, the Danes left lasting marks of their presence in these territories.

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  • On the continentthe main effect of the viking invasions was to dash the empire of Charles the Great into fragments, and to aid in producing the numberless petty states of feudal Europe.

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  • (See VIKING.)

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  • In the years 892896 Alfred was assailed from many sides at once by viking fleets, of which the most important was that led by the great freebooter Hasting.

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  • It might have been thought likely that the son of the pagan Sweyn would have turned out a mere hard-fighting viking.

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  • He had persuaded Harold Hardrada, king of Norway, almost the last of the great viking adventurers, to take him as guide for a raid on England.

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  • In five generations the viking settlers of Normandy had not only completely forgotten their old Scandinavian tongue, but had come to look upon those who spoke the kindred English idiom not only as aliens but as inferiors.

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  • He held his own, despite the assaults of 1 great army gathered by Roderic the High King, and of a viking Fleet which came to help the conquered jarls of \Vaterford and Dublin.

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  • His first military expedition, in alliance with the celebrated Jomsborg Viking, Palnatoke, was against his own father, who perished during the struggle (c. 986).

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  • Viking though he was, Sweyn was certainly a Christian viking.

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  • They had colonized the west in the viking times; they had " fought at Hafursfirth," helping their stay-at-home kinsmen against the centralization of the great head-king, who, when he had crushed opposition in Norway, followed up his victory by compelling them to flee or bow to his rule.

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  • Tamlacht, " plague-grave "), at which place a number of ancient remains (probably belonging, however, to the Viking period) have come to light.

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  • The stories of the Fomorians were doubtless suggested in part by the Viking invasions, but the origin of the Partholan legend has not been discovered.

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  • These defects of the Irish military system were abundantly shown throughout the Viking period and also in Anglo-Norman times.

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  • Turgeis apparently united the Viking forces, as he is styled the first king of the Norsemen in Ireland.

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  • The king of Dublin exercised overlordship over the other Viking communities in the island, and thus became the most dangerous opponent of the ardri, with whom he was constantly at variance.

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  • The king of Dublin was certainly the most commanding figure in Ireland in his day, and during his lifetime the Viking power was greatly extended.

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  • About the year 920 a Viking named Tomrair, son of Elgi, had seized the lower Shannon and established himself in Limerick, from which point constant incursions were made into all parts of Munster.

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  • Whatever co-ordination may have existed in the church of the 8th century was doubtless destroyed during the troubled period of the Viking invasions.

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  • Probably after the viking days came in the conceptions of the last war of gods, and the end of all, and the theory of Odin All-Father as a kind of emperor in the heavenly world.

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  • The extent and permanence of the Danish influence in Lincolnshire is still observable in the names of its towns and villages and in the local dialect, and, though about 918 the confederate boroughs were recaptured by Edward the Elder, in 993 a Viking fleet again entered the Humber and ravaged Lindsey, and in 1013 the district of the five boroughs acknowledged the supremacy of Sweyn.

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  • Essay Question: What problems did Alfred face in defending Wessex from Viking attack and how successful was he in solving them?

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  • The first Viking raid was on Lindisfarne, recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.

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  • Dressed in full Viking regalia for part of her talk, Jeanne 's enthusiasm was infectious.

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  • Meanwhile, the Viking assault on Wales appears to have been pretty relentless.

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  • We also found out how to write our names in Viking runes.

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  • In the evening we went to a Viking village and sat around a fire listening to a Norse saga.

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  • Here 's a tale told like a Viking saga.

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  • VIKING SAUNAS Manufacturers, supplies and installs saunas and steam room cabins, can also restore old sauna interiors.

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  • Of the carnival holiday cruise ship city to further generate rci 's viking serenade.

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  • You will also be able to experience the Viking style of life in the Viking settlement at the center.

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  • Covers topics such as Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greeks, Roman and Viking settlers and Henry VIII.

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  • Did American Clams Sail to Europe on Viking Ships?

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  • He ends by saying that these Viking raids gave Scotland a shot in the arm as they became known as Spring Break.

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  • It is thought to originate from a Viking called ' Ulf '.

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  • Join a Viking training school and meet a Roman legionary.

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  • Why the stepped up rear section - with enough headroom for a giraffe or a viking helmet?

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  • Experience their invasion at Delamont Country Park and Killyleagh, as the viking boats draw near from Strangford Lough.

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  • Lacrosse was originally played by Indian warriors and viking raiders as a preparation for war.

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  • Gave me the giggles, as she was practicing being a viking warrior with a spear [bamboo cane !

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  • PSM (PlayStation Magazine) featured a two page preview on Rune: Viking Warlord in their May, 2001 issue.

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  • Viking warriors from Scandinavia began to attack the coasts of western Europe toward the end of the eighth century.

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  • If a " Viking " is a marauding pagan warrior, then the idea of a " Viking woman " would be unthinkable.

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  • A Viking family would have had a loom on which they would have woven cloth.

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  • Of course, for high-end oven ranges like those from Wolf/Sub Zero and Viking, you can visit the individual company’s website and either order direct or find an authorized dealer near you.

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  • Grills and other appliances for the cooking area may be ordered online from such vendors as GE, AllGrills.com, Viking, and Jenn-Air.

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  • Their site also offers weapons and sword accessories in these specialties: medieval, Greek, Roman, Scottish, Viking, and Oriental.

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  • Viking Sky offers luxury Mother's Day cruises that tour portions of Europe or China.

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  • Find out more by visiting Viking Recruitment's website.

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  • Viking River Cruises: The company offers river cruises down the Danube during the holiday season.

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  • Viking premier Nile River cruises are available in three forms and last from nine to 12 days.

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  • For exact cruise dates, visit the Viking River Cruises website.

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  • At nine days, the Nile Explorer is the shortest of the Viking River Cruise offerings.

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  • Choosing one of the Viking premier Nile River cruises will surely lead to an adventure of enlightenment and beauty.

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  • However, be aware that a Nile River sailing with Viking River Cruises will take at least nine days and in some cases, up to 12 days, which doesn't take in account travel time to and from Egypt.

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  • Viking River Cruises has a testimonial on the site that states that they "exceeded expectations for service, accommodations, tours, and travel coordination."

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  • Viking River Cruises: This company offers several cruise options that travel through Austria on a river boat.

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  • The character is an ancient vampire who was once a Viking warrior.

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  • In flashbacks of the past, Eric wore some Viking era jewelry.

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  • Many Eric fans are interested in Viking jewelry to show their support of the character and some True Blood inspired jewelry features Viking designs.Skarsgård also is a supporter of the Tails for Whales (IFAW).

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  • Yukon Viking 1x24 Night Vision Goggle Kit: This one includes goggles and a head gear kit so when you're using it, your hands get to remain free.

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  • Dublin's Viking Adventure Operated with the permission of the National Museum of Ireland, visitors are treated to a walk back through time when Vikings lived.

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  • Excavations in Ireland have produced toy wooden boats that date from Viking times as well as handmade boats that have been associated with the 1600s.

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  • Viking RV, a company owned by Coachmen Industries since 1968, offers the always-popular Viking tent trailers.

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  • The Viking RV division was finally established in 1976 in Cetreville, Michigan, where the company grew into one of the largest and most successful recreational vehicle manufacturers in the country.

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  • While the company has experimented through the years with various designs and product lines, by far the most popular and successful product remains the fold-down Viking tent trailer.

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  • If you're interested in buying a tent trailer from Viking, you'll be purchasing one of the most lightweight and convenient trailers in the RV industry.

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  • The Viking brand of tent trailers currently come in three models, the Legend Off-Road, the Legend, and the Epic.

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  • The Epic model of Viking camping trailers represent the base model with features that every family needs when they're out in the wilderness on a camping trip.

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  • There's also a side roof that creates a nice shaded area near the camper, and of course Viking's standard "Dura Tuff" roof for all weather conditions.

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  • The Legend is the mid-range model of camping trailers offered by Viking.

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  • The Legend still offers Viking's well known "Dura Tuff" roof support, which provides the most protection even when the elements surprise you with high winds or other harsh weather.

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  • Viking camping trailers offer features and quality that's a step above trailers offered by most other recreational vehicle manufacturers.

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  • Over the years, Viking has established a reputation for itself for both high quality and extraordinary value.

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  • When you purchase a Viking camping trailer, you're making an investment into years of stress free camping.

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  • Strictly for those who want to channel their inner Viking or Captain Jack Sparrow, if you have a longer beard or goatee, you can create tiny braids in it, and even adorn them with tiny beads or feathers.

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  • Historical events were also recreated in Civil War, World War II, and Viking playsets, among others.

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  • Viking is a manufacturer of high-profile, high-quality kitchen appliances and their immersion blender is no different.

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  • At $120, it's quite a steep price for a hand-held kitchen appliance, but then again, it is from Viking.

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  • The brand Viking is one that is synonymous with high-end kitchen cooking appliances and the Viking stand mixer is no different.

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  • Viking brand stand mixers feature a unique planetary mixing action that effectively reduces the need to constantly scrape the sides of the bowl.

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  • The Viking stand mixer offers heavy duty performance in a low profile design which enables it to be comfortably stowed under standard cabinetry when it's not in use.

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  • The stand mixer from Viking comes standard with a one-year warranty that starts from the date of purchase.

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  • To arrange for warranty service, call the Viking customer service line at 1-800-216-5775 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central Standard Time) or write to Viking Range Corporation, P.O. Box 956, Greenwood, Mississippi (MS) 38930.

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  • The stand mixer from Viking can be purchased direct from the company's website or anywhere high-end kitchen appliances are sold.

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  • Viking Professional Hand Mixer - This unit has a 250 watt motor and nine speeds.

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  • The most popular brands of 9 speed hand mixers are KitchenAid, Cuisinart and Viking.

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  • Viking 9 Speed Digital Hand Mixer is made from durable stainless steel and has an ergonomic handle and a comfort grip.

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  • It comes with both flat and wire beaters, a 5 foot cord and Viking's three year warranty.

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  • Their historical wear is further divided by ancient, Viking, medieval, 18th century and Victorian.

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  • Whether you are a muggle at heart,a wizard visiting from Diagon Alley, or a Viking sailing south for new lands to conquer.

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  • The tradition throughout both Hindu and Viking cultures was that inviting thirteen people to a dinner party would bring bad luck.

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  • This superstition deemed fact for many people has its roots in cultures stemming from Viking and Norse mythology through the view of modern Christianity.

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  • These Viking boots lace up and finish with fur trim around the opening.

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  • If you're on a mission to find a pair of fur Viking boots, chances are you have a very specific image in mind.

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  • The traditional Viking boot - those worn by the actual Vikings - conjures up images of short, bootie-style shoes constructed of rough-hewn leather.

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  • In this case, the Viking boot underwent an extreme makeover to become a stylish shoe for the fashionable 21st century female.

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  • A Viking boot touched with fur, is a thoroughly modernized update of a shoe that could not be more steeped in history.

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  • Present day Viking boots for women call to mind one word in particular: sexy.

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  • Laces: Modern Viking boots are all about the laces.

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  • Neutral color: Most Viking boots are done in rich, warm shades, like chocolate brown, mahogany and camel - all hues are perfect for wearing throughout the coldest periods of the year.

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  • The word "Viking" may not exactly define chic for most women who consider themselves the arbiters of all things fashionable, but the new breed of styles inspired by this rugged footwear may just change a few minds.

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  • Show off your fur Viking boots to their best advantage.

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  • A Viking boot is naturally a standout design, thanks to its plethora of laces and its tuft of fur.

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  • Plenty of fur-lined Viking boots are available in low-profile heel styles and the easier to walk in wedge style.

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  • Although True Blood's blonde Viking is based on Charlaine Harris' novels, the television character has many noticeable differences from his literary counterpart.

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  • For example, beyond his age and his origins, most of Eric's life as a Viking was not revealed until later novels.

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  • In the novels, Eric's family dies from fever whereas the HBO series blames the King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington, for murdering Eric's family and taking his father's Viking crown.

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  • Despite her involvement with Bill, Sookie is immediately attracted to the Viking Sheriff.

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  • You can find Viking hats made out of plastic or paper.

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  • Most Viking hats are either cone-shaped or dome-shaped.

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  • His fishing vessels included the American Eagle, the Golden Viking, and the Alaskan Monarch.

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  • WelderSource.com offers a full line of helmets for welding from Lincoln including the Tribal Viking, Lincoln Black Viking and SlowRider Viking helmets.

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