An Evidentiary Response to the Statement—
‘The Vikings Had been More than Just Raiders! '
Anika Aziz, 2013
Throughout history, the Vikings had been depicted because the fierce, ferocious and relatively barbaric pirates from Scandinavia. Conducting regular, vicious raids upon countries across Europe, their standing has always been, pretty much, ruthless. Although this may be partly true, traditional evidence as well suggests the Vikings as being more than that which we generally presume…
—What had been their causes?
—Wealth and electricity, or simply the search for a better land?
Starting off as honest traders, the Vikings had been an advanced world, vastly skilled at extensive aspects of life and control. Carrying out each day occupations in farming, making, and building, before the Viking Era, these people were merely traders with a perception of adventure! Becoming keen people, many Viking men had been excellent sailors, navigating all their way from continent to another, travelling within their trusted long-ships! And it absolutely was with these kinds of highly useful and firmly built vessels, that they overcome the large seas and roamed faraway lands – trading, raiding, exploring, and discovering.
As buccaneers, the Vikings viciously bitten much of the British isles, settling, conquering and even, co-existing over time! For the Vikings' 1st official attack in 793, they raided a almost holy monastery for the Isle of Lindisfarne, robbing church valuables and strongly harassing the vulnerable monks. Furthermore, ahead of departing with the prisoners and treasures, the Vikings destroyed the ay Christian cathedral, leaving it in ruins. Pursuing accounts of monastery raids contributed to these people being set up as the Anti-Christians of the age. However, the Vikings, like most cultures, experienced beliefs of their own! Their beliefs evolved about the gods and goddesses of Norse mythology – the ones who supposedly chosen their destiny, life or perhaps death.
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