Why Did The Vikings Go
Fighting And Raiding?
What Food Did The
What Clothes Did The
Why Did The Vikings Go Fighting And Raiding?
The Vikings started to raid towns because back at home, they didn’t have enough food to feed them all. When they got what they wanted they fought for something else, gold, silver, money etc. England was a very good country to raid because it is a very rich country divided into small kingdoms that fought each other. There also a lot of rich churches and monasteries.
Vikings were famous for lightening raids along the coasts of Europe. At first, their major targets were churches and monasteries with rich pickings of gold and treasure and monks to be sold as slaves. Later they raided lots of towns. Once the Vikings destroyed most things in the place that they were raiding, they would take a few people back to be sold as slaves.
When the Vikings are on the longboat, each man stores his things in a chest which he sits on to row. Viking warriors wore helmets made from leather or iron. A Viking battle-axe was capable of chopping through shields and helmets. Spears were thrown in battles and used for stabbing the enemy. Helmets and chain-mail are only for wealthy jarls. Viking swords were made from pole of iron with steel edges. The handles were sometimes decorated with gold and silver. The Vikings gave their swords names like ‘Leg-Biter’. Vikings swords were handed down through families.
Ancient Britain, as early as 43 A.D., when the Island was part of the Roman Empire was infused with a mix of diverse cultures. The Vikings, with their sleek swift boats got in on an easy exploitation with raids, intermarrying, and bringing a new Christianity to the country. Danegeld refers to the practice of paying extortion money to Vikings in order to make them go away. All was associated with ...
The word ‘Viking’ means a pirate raid.
I think the Vikings went fighting and raiding because they needed food, money etc, so they stole it off of others and then became enemies. I think the Vikings also enjoyed raiding others lands because they were so strong that they hardly got defeated themselves.
What Kind Of Food Did The Vikings Eat?
Hunting and fishing were not just a sport, they were an important source of food.
Since they age that young girls can walk, they have to help their mother in the kitchen. They get the simple jobs of stirring porridge, collecting eggs, search for wild leek and mushrooms, learn how to make bread, cheese, brew ale, wring a chicken’s neck and plucking it, gut and smoke fish, help with salting and pickling meat and learn how to churn milk into butter.
The animals hunted and killed for there meat were hare, elk, deer, bears, wild boars, reindeer, seals and whales. Vikings relied on nuts and berries if they didn’t catch any meat. Cherries, raspberries, blueberries, plums, blackberries, strawberries, apples, wheat, barley, hazel and walnuts were the most popular to find. Wild wheat grew on the sea-shore.
Vikings didn’t have to go hunting for pork, duck, etc, because they had to raise animals to be eaten as well like sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, geese, ducks, chickens, turkeys and horses. Vikings killed and roasted gulls. They collected the gull’s eggs as well to be eaten as a meal. Pine bark was stored to eat if everything else ran out. The largest and most valuable meat that the Vikings caught was whale’s meat. The Vikings don’t just eat the meat, they use the oil, skin, and bones as well.
Vikings liked to roast meat, stew meat in a pit in the ground or bake meat in hot embers on the hearth. Like Modern cooks, Vikings added garlic and onion to flavour to stews and soup. Fish and meat were preserved by hanging them to dry in the wind or pickling it in salty water. When the Vikings salted their meat, they would get salt by boiling some sea water. The Vikings put ice and snow on meat to freeze it so it wouldn’t rot.
The Vikings had quite a variety of food although they had to do some work to try and hunt for food or pick it. I would like to taste some food that the Vikings made because it is a bit different from modern food and because the Vikings cooked it in a slightly different way, it might change the taste a bit.
Develop and Update Food and Beverage Knowledge Question Answer 1. Define the terms 'halal' and 'kosher' Halal- Halal is a Quranic term, which means allowed or lawful. Kosher-This is a specific way that a Jewish person would kill and prepare there meat for meals Marks 5 2. What foods are forbidden in the Jewish culture? Pigs are of the list so that means that bacon pork or ham and any other meat ...
What Clothes Did The Vikings Wear?
A large majority of clothes were hand made by women because men Vikings were out fighting and raiding. Wool was the most popular item to use for making clothes, shoes, hat, gloves, etc. Linen was also use for clothes.
Viking men put on a long woollen shirt and long cloth trousers which were held up by a sash or a drawstring. Then they would wear a long sleeved jerkin or a three-quarter coat with a belt. On their feet he would wear socks and soft leather shoes or long leather boots. In battle they would wear an iron helmet and a mail-chain to protect them. Viking women wore a long linen dress. It could either be plain or pleated. Over the dress they wore a long woollen tunic. It was held up by brooches sometimes joined by a chain or string of beads. Over the tunic they might wear a shawl. Their legs and feet were covered with thick woolly socks and soft leather shoes. Vikings dyed their clothes with mineral or vegetable dyes of green, brown, red, yellow or blue
Both women and men wore fur or woollen hats and clocks in winter. Vikings fastened their clocks with brooches at the shoulder.
Gold and silver jewellery were very popular and most of the wealthy Vikings wore a large amount of jewellery.
The Vikings Were More Than Just Violent Men!
The Vikings were defiantly more than just violent men because they don’t just have skills to go fighting and raiding, they have skills to cook and to make clothes. I think the Vikings life was quite calm and relaxed because the women and children get lots of piece while the men are away fighting but on the other hand, their life can be quite chaotic because if the men don’t catch any animals then they will have to eat nuts and berries and if they don’t catch any animals for a few days, the Vikings might get tired of just eating berries and nut and what ever else they can find.
I would love to go back in time and spend a week living as a Viking because it would be a great experience to see what it was actually like. It would be great to try and make a piece of clothing with all of the tools that the Vikings use to make it with and to go hunting for food.
The name of the book that I read was "The Witch of Blackbird Pond " By, Elizabeth George Spe are. The book took place in the year of 1687. Some of the book takes place on a boat called the "Dolphin," and then the rest of the book in Wethersfield, in the state of Connecticut. The main characters in the book are Katherine Tyler (her nickname was Kit), Nat Eaton, Uncle Matthew, Aunt Rachel, Hannah ...
No one knows if everything that people say about the Vikings is actually true. I believe all of the things that archaeologists tell us because they have actually found evidence to prove that this is what happened a long time ago.
I really enjoyed doing this project because I learn what the Vikings lives were like a long time ago and I can compare it with our lives and see how much things have changed and how much equipment we have to do certain things.
It shows us how lucky we are that we have so many things to do things for us now but the Vikings had to think of a way to do it their selves.
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