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A short history of the Viking Age

Vikings––you know, the guys with the big horned helmets who were all about raping and pillaging. Except they didn’t really wear those helmets, and instead wore helmets made of simple leather or metal. You’ll learn about how the viking used those helmets––and their swords, and their oared-ships––to spread terror around Europe and beyond. You’ll also learn how we know about the Vikings, which is through the writings of the poor monks who were often the victims of Viking raids.

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