The Honor And Prowess Of The Vikings

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The Vikings, also known as the Norsemen, the Northman or the Northerners, were warriors, settlers and merchants who came down from Scandinavian to Western Europe for a multitude of reasons. They came to raid, colonise, acquire wealth and power and most importantly to many of them, prove their honour and prowess. The Vikings had a similar in essence, yet slightly different social structure from the English. In the early Viking ages, the Vikings did not have a king, but were each individually ruled over by a separate jarl, who governed the province. A Jarl was similar to a Lord except for the fact that they had more responsibilities than one (e.g. it was much easier for them to lose power, as they had to provide their men with feasts and organise

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