Name ___________________________ Class _____ Date _____________ The Vikings - Fact or Opinion? Many hundreds of years ago people known as Vikings lived in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. They were farmers, but their land was not very good for farming. They could not always grow enough food to feed themselves. So the Vikings had to find new countries to settle in. The Vikings loved adventure. They set sail in their longships to find new lands. As well as travelling to Britain, they reached North America, Russia, Iceland and Greenland. For over 300 years the Vikings attacked and raided other countries. They were often very cruel to their enemies and many people lived in fear for their lives. They once attacked and destroyed the monastery at Lindisfarne, in the north of England. They even besieged Paris in AD 885. The Vikings were fierce warriors. They fought with swords, battle axes and spears. Some axes were so
This is the end of the preview.
access the rest of the document.