Detailed View Of Viking Graveyard,
Lindholm Hoje, Denmark In the year 789AD, Vikings began their first raids on England. What prompted their wild frenzy of war and plunder? Tales of these ferocious fighters, that went into berserk rages in battle, were even greater than their Barbarian ancestors. One theory is that Scandinavia, the Viking homeland, began to become overpopulated to the point where Vikings needed to look elsewhere for riches and food. The first places to be attacked and looted were remote monasteries. The Vikings probably returned home laden with treasure boasting about all the treasure overseas that was not only ripe for the taking but also unguarded. Vikings began as raiders but eventually became settlers and conquerors. There were three groups of Vikings: Norwegian, Swedish and Danish. [RB] {NR}
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