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Who were the other people that were as sucessful at trading as the Vikings?
Phoenicians
What were Vikings also known as?
Norsemen
Who united to become the angle-saxons?
Angles, Saxons, and Jutes
What did the Viking's water route become?
Varangian
What is another name for Odin?
Wodan
Which Norse god was god of light,joy,and spring?
Balder
How were coracles (boats) made?
By stretching cow hides over a wooden frame.
Who founded the Irish church?
St. Patrick
What were the boats used for?
Fishing, travel, and trade.
Why did monks, scholars, artists,and merchants go to Ireland?
For peace and safety.
Who was the king of Kent?
Ethelbert
What year did the French King sign a tready with Rollo?
911
Who founded a settlement that became the Kievan rus state?
Rurik
What year was Beowulf written?
700
What was Ethlred nicknamed?
Unready
What is another name for Canute?
Knut
What did most monks choose to be?
Hermits.
What did Vikings build their ships with?
Timber from the dense forests.
Who was one of the best known monks that set up a monastery in Iona?
St. Colomba
Where did the Vikings come from?
Scandonavia
Who wrote the first history of the english people?
Bede
Who created the navy?
Alfred the Great
How many oars were placed on the side of a Viking ship?
16
Were Viking ships well suited for long voyages?
Yes
Who was Kent's queen?
Bertha
In 597, Pope Gregory I sent a mission of how many monks from Rome to England?
41
Where did Ethelbert allow Augustine to build a church?
Canterbury
How many members were in a typical Viking household?
20-30
What's another name for England?
Angleland.
What was Alfred king of before being king of England?
Wessex
What was each member of the Witagenemot known as?
Witan
How many lines is Beowulf?
3,200
What area did the Danes rule?
Danelaw
What were the 4 things the Sheriff did?
1) collected $
2)enforced law
3)called out soldiers when needed.
4)told king about what happened in the shire.
What did the king reward nobles with?
gifts of gold, silver, horses, weapons, and estates.
How many cities did Ireland have before St. Patrick?
None.
Did the Vikings have a central government?
No
What did tapestries have on them?
pictures
Which Norse god became thursday?
Thor
What were the 4 languages that the Viking language developed into?
Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, & Icelandic.
What was the center of Irish life?
Monasteries.
What was another name for a long tale?
Saga
Who conquered most of Britan and ruled it for over 400 years?
Romans
Which Norse god's name became tuesday?
Tyr