Staffel „Vikings“ zeigen, dass die Wikinger-Krieger nicht nur menschliche Gegner Rollo (Clive Standen) hat sich nach seiner Hochzeit mit der. Doch selbst unter Tränen entkommt sie der Hochzeit mit Rollo nicht – immerhin geht es hier um die Sicherheit von Paris und den Bürgern, die sie. Zwischen den beiden herrscht Einverständnis und dieses drückt sich nach der Hochzeitsfeier in ganz besonderer Weise aus. Als sie am Abend.
“Vikings” Staffel 4: Björn stellt sich seinem gefährlichsten Gegner! (FOTO)An ihrem Hochzeitstag ist Jarl Bjarni voller Vorfreude über die nahende Hochzeitsnacht, während Thyri weiterhin angewidert von dem Gedanken ist, allerdings. Lasst Euch von diesem Vikings Style Shooting inspirieren! Bei einer stilechten Wikinger Hochzeit kommt manchmal auch eine Ring-Eule zum Einsatz. Staffel 4. Das Leben eines fränkischen Adligen scheint Rollo gut getan zu haben. Er ist glücklich mit seiner Frau Gisla, welche ihm seit der Hochzeit 3 Kinder.
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The Lingsberg Runestone in Sweden. Runic inscriptions of the larger of the Jelling Stones in Denmark. Two types of Norse runestones from the Viking Age.
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The Vikings. Cambridge University Press. The term 'Viking' This is the narrow, and technically the only correct use of the term 'Viking,' but in such expressions as 'Viking civilisation,' 'the Viking age,' 'the Viking movement,' 'Viking influence,' the word has come to have a wider significance and is used as a concise and convenient term for describing the whole of the civilisation, activity and influence of the Scandinavian peoples, at a particular period in their history, and to apply the term 'Viking' in its narrower sense to these movements would be as misleading as to write an account of the age of Elizabeth and label it 'The Buccaneers.
Historical Dictionary of the Vikings. Scarecrow Press. Viking is not merely another way of referring to a medieval Scandinavian.
Technically, the word has a more specific meaning, and it was used only infrequently by contemporaries of the Vikings to refer to those Scandinavians, usually men, who attacked their contemporaries Simpson, Jacqueline The Viking World.
Strictly speaking, therefore, the term Viking should only be applied to men actually engaged in these violent pursuits, and not to every contemporary Scandinavian Davies, Norman The Isles: A History.
Oxford University Press. The Viking appellation Encyclopaedia Britannica. The term "Viking" is applied today to Scandinavians who left their homes intent on raiding or conquest, and their descendants, during a period extending roughly from a.
Mawer, Allen In Bury, J. The Cambridge Medieval History. The term Viking Retrieved 3 January Scandinavian words used to describe the seafaring raiders from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark who ravaged the coasts of Europe from about ad onwards.
Crowcroft, Robert; Cannon, John , eds. Viking is an Old Norse term, of disputed derivation, which only came into common usage in the 19th cent.
Concise Oxford English Dictionary. OUP Oxford. Vikings: Any of the Scandinavian seafaring pirates and traders who raided and settled in many parts of NW Europe in the 8th—11th centuries Random House Unabridged Dictionary Random House.
Any of the Scandinavian pirates who plundered the coasts of Europe from the 8th to 10th centuries COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary.
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University College London. Retrieved 15 April Farming was difficult, but settlers were able raise livestock and enough grain to feed them.
Greenland was able to export furs, wool, sheep, whale blubber and walrus ivory. Due to the advance of the Little Ice Age, however, the colony declined during the 14th century.
Life had become too hard, shipping too difficult due t o growing ice. By , all the settlers were gone. A trader named Bjarni Herjolfsson was sailing to Greenland.
He was blown off course and sighted lands to the west. He successfully completed his journey to Greenland where he described his accidental find to Leif Ericson, son of Erik the Red.
Circa A. The Greenlanders made a small settlement in the land they called Vinland. Due to hostile natives that the Vikings called skraelings, the settlement eventually failed.
Whether this is the Viking settlement mentioned in various sagas is still in dispute, but archeology proves the Vikings discovered North America years before Christopher Columbus.
The technological innovation in Scandinavian ship building gave the Vikings the tactical superiority they needed to raid and subdue most of Europe and Russia during the Viking Age.
Viking longships were fast, strong enough to cross open ocean, light enough to carry over portages and easy to maneuver with a shallow draft that allowed beach landings and river navigation.
With these ships and the tactics that grew from their use, Vikings successfully raided, traded, conquered and settled all over Europe and parts of Russia.
To the Vikings, their ships were symbols of power, capable of transporting them to war, to distant shores and even to the afterlife, as some Vikings were buried in their ships.
The unique design element of Viking ships were the overlapping planks of the hull using the lapstrake or clinker method of shipbuilding.
In any size or type of Viking ship, Norse ship builders laid the keel first, then added strakes or planks and fitted internal timbers as the last step.
Planks were riveted together with strong iron rivets. The overlapping planks made Viking ships lighter and far more flexible than a same-sized carvel built ship.
Vikings used different ships for war and trade. The war ships were longer, shallower and narrower than the big, broad knarr, the boats built for trade and exploration.
They also had smaller boats for carrying cargo, fishing and ferrying. The two main types were the longships for war and the knarr for trade and exploration.
Ships built for raids and war had shallow drafts that allowed for landings without the need for a harbor. Bigger-keeled European built ships needed deeper waters and a harbor for landing and unloading.
The shallow draft of Viking vessels also permitted river navigation; Vikings could row or sail plus miles inland in order to raid or set up an impregnable base on a river island or harborless ocean island.
There they were safe from enemy attacks, even deep within the interior of a country. Longships were also fast, maneuverable and powered by both wind and oars.
They were symmetrical and double-ended, which allowed them to reverse direction without turning around. Viking longships had an average speed of 5 to 10 knots, but could reach a peak speed of 15 knots.
Ships built for crossing the Atlantic were deeper, broader and sturdier, with room for people, livestock and tools. Smaller, coastal ships for trading expeditions were built to carry cargos of trade goods and light enough to carry overland.
One such ship of the 11th century was 45 feet long, 11 feet broad and could carry 4. Trade and exploration ships relied primarily on wind for power and used oars only to maneuver for landings.
Viking traders went west as far as Newfoundland in the New World, and East as far as the Volga River, down to Constantinople.
Many of them set out to discover or open new trade routes, to establish a more secure foundation of future income. In general, the men of Sweden went east to Russia while Norwegians and the Danes went to the west to Ireland and Scotland, England and France.
All along the way they traded the goods of the north such as fur, amber, iron and walrus tusks for goods they needed from other places.
They also traded in slaves. If they came to a well-defended town, they would set up trade. Early in the Viking Age, trade was done by direct barter.
Eventually, Viking traders obtained a great deal of trade silver and Arabic coins, which then was used to buy goods. Vikings established home bases and trade centers in both Dublin, Ireland and York, England.
Not only did these towns attract international traders, but many Viking craftsmen settled there. Their workshops produced cups, tableware, glass beads, pottery, drinking glasses, bone and antler combs, leather goods, jewelry, and cloth.
Blacksmiths and armor makers produced swords, battle axes, chainmail and armor. During the Viking Age, Norsemen traded all up and down the coasts of Europe, establishing new homes in many locations.
They took over and settled Normandy in France and southern Italy. They settled on all the Atlantic islands, the Orkneys, Shetland, Hebrides, Scilly and Isle of Man.
Eventually, these Vikings intermarried and settled in permanently. Vikings had always traded around the Baltic Sea, but in the 8th century, they began to venture into Russia, looking to establish profitable trade routes.
The Norsemen, mostly Swedes with some Danes and Norwegians, found they could go south by river routes. The two main trade routes were via the Dnieper River down to the Black Sea and the Volga River route to the Caspian Sea.
Vikings established trade centers and towns along the way, notably Novgorod and Kiev. Another trade town was Bulgar, where the Volga Bulgars ran the trade along with the Rus, as these Vikings came to be called.
Vikings took slaves in their raids and after battles. These slaves were always welcomed in the slave markets of Constantinople and Baghdad.
During the Viking Age, slave trading was extremely profitable; slaves might be Irish, British, Franks, Slavs or any of the other tribes that came in contact with Vikings.
Vikings fostered close ties with Constantinople, becoming the Varangian guard to the Byzantine emperor. From Constantinople, Baghdad and perhaps even Persia, the Vikings could obtain goods from the Far East.
Timber, iron, furs, amber, soapstone, whetstones and slaves were carried south by Viking traders. On return trips to the north, the cargo contained Arabic silver, coins, fabrics, spices, silk, fruit, wine and other goods of the south.
By the end of the Viking Age, Norsemen had created a trading empire, covering most of the known world. Viking games and entertainment occupied the time of these people between conquest raids and trade journeys, and they were quite complicated.
While Vikings worked hard, they also played hard. In all likelihood, the beginning of this age was the result of some combination of the aforementioned models.
The earliest date given for a Viking raid is , when according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle , a group of Danes sailed to the Isle of Portland in Dorset it was wrongly recorded as They were mistaken for merchants by a royal official.
When asked to come to the king's manor to pay a trading tax on their goods, they murdered the official. It was recorded in the Anglo—Saxon Chronicle that the Northmen raided the important island monastery of Lindisfarne the generally accepted date is actually 8 June, not January  :.
This year came dreadful fore-warnings over the land of the Northumbrians, terrifying the people most woefully: these were immense sheets of light rushing through the air, and whirlwinds, and fiery dragons flying across the firmament.
These tremendous tokens were soon followed by a great famine: and not long after, on the sixth day before the ides of January in the same year, the harrowing inroads of heathen men made lamentable havoc in the church of God in Holy-island Lindisfarne , by rapine and slaughter.
In , according to the Annals of Ulster , a serious attack was made on Lindisfarne's mother-house of Iona , which was followed in by raids upon the northern coast of Ireland.
The Kingdom of the Franks under Charlemagne was particularly devastated by these raiders, who could sail up the Seine with near impunity.
Near the end of Charlemagne's reign and throughout the reigns of his sons and grandsons , a string of Norse raids began, culminating in a gradual Scandinavian conquest and settlement of the region now known as Normandy.
The clinker -built longships used by the Scandinavians were uniquely suited to both deep and shallow waters. They extended the reach of Norse raiders, traders, and settlers along coastlines and along the major river valleys of north-western Europe.
Rurik also expanded to the east, and in became ruler either by conquest or invitation by local people of the city of Novgorod which means "new city" on the Volkhov River.
His successors moved further, founding the early East Slavic state of Kievan Rus' with the capital in Kiev. This persisted until , when the Mongols invaded Russia.
Other Norse people continued south to the Black Sea and then on to Constantinople. Whenever these Viking ships ran aground in shallow waters, the Vikings reportedly turned them on their sides and dragged them across the shallows into deeper waters.
In , an army of Danish Vikings was defeated at the Battle of Norditi also called the Battle of Hilgenried Bay on the Germanic North Sea coast by a Frisian army under Archbishop Rimbert of Bremen-Hamburg, which precipitated the complete and permanent withdrawal of the Vikings from East Frisia.
In , French King Charles the Simple was able to make an agreement with the Viking warleader Rollo , a chieftain of disputed Norwegian or Danish origins.
In return, Rollo swore fealty to Charles, converted to Christianity, and undertook to defend the northern region of France against the incursions of other Viking groups.
Several generations later, the Norman descendants of these Viking settlers not only identified themselves as Norman, but also carried the Norman language a Romance language with Germanic influence , and their Norman culture, into England in With the Norman Conquest , they became the ruling aristocracy of Anglo—Saxon England.
In Scandinavia, the Viking Age is considered to have ended with the establishment of royal authority in the Scandinavian countries and the establishment of Christianity as the dominant religion.
The end of the Viking era in Norway is marked by the Battle of Stiklestad in Although Olafr Haraldsson's later known as Olav the Holy army lost the battle, Christianity spread, partly on the strength of rumours of miraculous signs after his death.
In Sweden, the reign of king Olov Skötkonung c. Norse beliefs persisted until the 12th century. Olof being the last king in Scandinavia to adopt a Christianity marked a definite end to the Viking Age.
Scotland took its present form when it regained territory from the Norse between the 13th and the 15th centuries; the Western Isles and the Isle of Man remained under Scandinavian authority until Orkney and Shetland belonged to the king of Norway as late as According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles , Viking raiders struck England in and raided Lindisfarne, the monastery that held Saint Cuthbert 's relics, killing the monks and capturing the valuables.
The raid marked the beginning of the "Viking Age of Invasion". Great but sporadic violence continued on England's northern and eastern shores, with raids continuing on a small scale across coastal England.
While the initial raiding groups were small, a great amount of planning is believed to have been involved. The Vikings raided during the winter of —, rather than the usual summer, having waited on an island off Ireland.
In , they overwintered for the first time in England, on the island of Thanet , Kent. In , a raiding party overwintered a second time, at the Isle of Sheppey in the Thames estuary.
In , they reverted to Thanet for their winter encampment. The following year, the Great Heathen Army , led by brothers Ivar the Boneless Halfdan and Ubba , and also by another Viking Guthrum , arrived in East Anglia.
They proceeded to cross England into Northumbria and captured York, establishing a Viking community in Jorvik , where some settled as farmers and craftsmen.
Most of the English kingdoms, being in turmoil, could not stand against the Vikings. In , Northumbria became the northern kingdom of the coalescing Danelaw , after its conquest by the Ragnarsson brothers, who installed an Englishman, Ecgberht , as a puppet king.
By , the "Great Summer Army" arrived in England, led by a Viking leader called Bagsecg and his five earls. Aided by the Great Heathen Army which had already overrun much of England from its base in Jorvik , Bagsecg's forces, and Halfdan's forces through an alliance , the combined Viking forces raided much of England until , when they planned an invasion of Wessex.
On 8 January , Bagsecg was killed at the Battle of Ashdown along with his earls. As a result, many of the Vikings returned to northern England, where Jorvic had become the centre of the Viking kingdom, but Alfred of Wessex managed to keep them out of his country.
Alfred and his successors continued to drive back the Viking frontier and take York. A new wave of Vikings appeared in England in , when Eric Bloodaxe captured York.
In , the Danish King Sweyn Forkbeard started a series of raids against England, culminating in a full-scale invasion that led to Sweyn being crowned king of England in Sweyn's son, Cnut the Great , won the throne of England in through conquest.
When Cnut the Great died in he was a king of Denmark, England, Norway, and parts of Sweden. The Viking presence declined until , when they lost their final battle with the English at Stamford Bridge.
The death in the battle of King Harald Hardrada of Norway ended any hope of reviving Cnut's North Sea Empire , and it is because of this, rather than the Norman conquest, that is often taken as the end of the Viking Age.
Nineteen days later, a large army containing and led by senior Normans, themselves mostly male-line descendants of Norsemen, invaded England and defeated the weakened English army at the Battle of Hastings.
The army invited others from across Norman gentry and ecclesiastical society to join them. In , Eystein II of Norway led a plundering raid down the east coast of Britain.
In , small bands of Vikings began plundering monastic settlements along the coast of Gaelic Ireland. The Annals of Ulster state that in the Vikings plundered Howth and "carried off a great number of women into captivity".
The first were at Dublin and Linn Duachaill. The Vikings also briefly allied with various Irish kings against their rivals. They were important trading hubs, and Viking Dublin was the biggest slave port in western Europe.
These Viking territories became part of the patchwork of kingdoms in Ireland. Vikings intermarried with the Irish and adopted elements of Irish culture, becoming the Norse-Gaels.
Sigtrygg Silkbeard was "a patron of the arts, a benefactor of the church, and an economic innovator" who established Ireland's first mint , in Dublin.
The Dublin Vikings, together with Leinster , twice rebelled against him, but they were defeated in the battles of Glenmama and Clontarf After the battle of Clontarf, the Dublin Vikings could no longer "single-handedly threaten the power of the most powerful kings of Ireland".
While few records are known, the Vikings are thought to have led their first raids in Scotland on the holy island of Iona in , the year following the raid on the other holy island of Lindisfarne , Northumbria.
In , a large Norse fleet invaded via the River Tay and River Earn , both of which were highly navigable, and reached into the heart of the Pictish kingdom of Fortriu.
In , the Britons of the Old North around the Firth of Clyde came under Viking attack as well. After four months, its water supply failed, and the fortress fell.
Click here to read about the 8 most famous Vikings. Iceland was the location of another drama that highlights the transition of Viking societies away from warrior chieftainships.
Christianity came later to Scandinavian Viking societies than to many other parts of Europe. Harald had become Christian after a typical piece of Viking theatre: a drunken argument around the feasting table as to which was more powerful — Odin and Thor, or the new Christian God and his son, Jesus.
Iceland remained resolutely pagan, loyal to old gods such as Odin; the All Father; a one-eyed god who had sacrificed the other eye in exchange for knowledge of runes; and Thor, the thunder-god with his great hammer Mjölnir, who was also especially popular with warriors.
Iceland became Christian to avoid a civil war. Competing pagan and Christian factions threatened to tear the Althing apart and dissolve Iceland into separate, religiously hostile, states.
As a pagan he might have been expected to favour the old gods but, after an entire day spent agonising over the decision, he concluded that henceforth all Icelanders would be Christian.
A few exceptions were made — for example the eating of horsemeat, a favoured delicacy that was also associated with pagan sacrifices, was to be permitted.
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For a Viking, what two things would be desired the most in the afterlife of Valhalla , the hall of slain warriors? Feasting and fighting, of course.
If chosen to die by the mythical Valkyries, a Norse warrior longed to be welcomed by the god Odin into Valhalla, a magnificent hall with a roof thatched with golden shields, spears for rafters, and so large that doors lined its walls, says BBC History Revealed magazine.
The honoured dead, known as the Einherjar, spent all day honing their battle skills against each other in preparation for Ragnarök — the end of the world — then every night, their wounds magically healed and they partied like only Vikings could.
Centuries after their heyday in the Middle Ages, the Vikings remain a topic of popular fascination. And rightly so: Bold and tough, they fanned out from their bases in Scandinavia to become the terror of European monasteries and villages all over Christendom.
With a cunning mix of trading and looting, they battered down whole societies and eventually settled lands from North America to the Black Sea.
Since then, Hollywood and Victorian Romanticists have left us with pop-culture images of these seaborne adventurers, but how accurate is our collective picture of them?
The surprising and interesting Viking facts above hold the answers. Fascinated by these Viking facts from history? To learn more information about what Vikings actually did, check out what researchers recently found inside this ancient Viking ship.
Then, see history's worst execution methods, as designed by Vikings and several other brutal groups. The archetypal warrior-poet, our knowledge of Egil Skallagrimsson and his exploits owes much to legend.
Egil is said to have killed for the first time when he was just seven, taking an axe to another boy. It was the first murderous act of a bloody life filled with pillaging and plundering.
Famously he was killed by an arrow to the neck. They came from Scandinavia But they travelled as far as Baghdad and North America.
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