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Why were the Vikings in Scotland over 1000 years ago?

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Introduction

Why were the Vikings in Scotland over 1000 years ago? The ' Fierce Raiders' were Viking people who spread terror on the coasts of Europe each time they appeared in their Dragon headed warships. The people's whose lands they invaded often had no idea who they were or where they came from. They called them many different names like, 'north men', 'strangers', 'shipmen' and 'heathen men'. ' Vikings' meaning pirates was just one of the names given to them. Nowadays we know a lot about the Vikings from many archaeological findings, as well as carvings and their longboats in which they used to sail in. But one thing that we do not know for certain is, why The Vikings suddenly left their own homeland of Scandinavia and other various parts of the world and decided to come to Scotland. ...read more.

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The Vikings attacked Britain's holy places, slaughtered its monks, and carried away countless treasures. Well-designed boats and convenient winds helped the Vikings come and go as they pleased. The Vikings caused great misery and terror because of their raids and Britain as devastated as the raiders divided the land amongst themselves. The Vikings settled in many different places. Although many people have predicted why the Vikings came to Scotland we do not know for sure but different people suggest different reasons for example, one important reason is that there was not enough farmland in their own countries. When a Viking farmer died, his eldest son took over the farm. ...read more.

Conclusion

They travelled as far South as the Black Sea trading various items. Many items were traded; for example, they gave away a lot of their fur, woollen fabrics, jewellery and slaves in exchange for wine, oils, spices, gold, and many precious stones, which were brought to Scotland. This essay is all about why the Vikings came to Scotland over 1000 years ago. There are many different reasons to this question but all these reasons have just been predicted and scientists have not found out anything about why the Vikings mysteriously appeared in Scotland. I think that all the reasons that have been predicted are equally important and all play an important role in this interesting historical topic. ...read more.

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