Who Were the Vikings?Curated byHistory Hit
The year 793 is normally seen by scholars as the dawn of the 'Viking Age' in Europe, a time of wide-ranging pillaging, conquest and empire building by the fierce warriors of the north. The Vikings are best remembered as fearsome warriors, but their legacy owes just as much to their seafaring aptitude.
The Golden Age of PiracyCurated byHistory Hit
Though maritime piracy has been documented since at least the 14th century BC, the pirates that have proven the most influential on the popular imagination are those that came to prominence during the so-called 'Golden Age', a period between the mid 17th century and early 18th century. These violent criminals, slavers and state-sanctioned thieves exploited the expansion of imperial commerce to make their fortunes.
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