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Wiltja History

The Viking Age

TermDefinition
Viking Invaders of Europe that came from Scandinavia. Another name for 'Norsemen'.
pirate A person who robs or commits illegal violence at sea or on the shores of the sea.
approximately Almost but not exactly.
essence The most important part of some idea or experience.
adventurers Travellers in search of unusual or exciting experiences.
sailors People who do jobs on ships. The Vikings were skilled ________.
merchants A person who buys or sells goods for money.
Angelo-Saxons Members of the Germanic tribes (the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes) that settled in England between 400-500 CE.
mercenaries Foreign soldiers who fight for money.
Norsemen Another name for 'Vikings'.
exploration To travel for the purpose of discovery.
Scandinavia A region of islands and peninsulas in far northern Europe. A place where the Vikings come from, whose raids terrified all the Europe.
fierce Furiously intense, wild or violent
archaeology The science of studying material remains of past human life and activities.
reputation An idea held by the public about something or someone.
sagas Norse myths; long stories and legends of Viking adventures.
savage Wild and uncivilised.
proverbs A collection of wise sayings.
warriors Brave and admired soldiers or fighters.
treaties Agreements between two or more countries to act a certain way.
insatiable Impossible to satisfy. Always wanting more and more.
explorers People examining a place or land that is unknown to them.
plunderers People who invade a place to rob or destroy it.
Byzantine 330-1453 CE - The eastern half of the Roman Empire, which survived after the fall of the Western Empire at the end of the 5th century CE. Its capital was Constantinople, named after the Emperor Constantine.
craftsmen Skilled labourers, sculptors, stonecutters, painters and metalworkers.
century 100 years
democratic Power is in the hands of the people. The people elect leaders and participate in government.
expansion The act of a country going beyond its borders.
historians A person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it.
scrawny Thin and bony; skinny.
Created by: Mr_M_Morrison