Vikings

According to @History, the name Viking came from the from the Old Norse word "vik" (bay or creek) which formed the root of "vikingr" (pirate). From around A.D. 800 to the 11th century, a number of Scandinavians left their homelands to seek fortunes elsewhere. These seafaring warriors–known collectively as Vikings or Norsemen began by raiding undefended monasteries, in the British Isles In Iceland, the Vikings left an extensive body of literature, in which they celebrated their glorious past.

Vikings

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