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They founded more of amber from the Baltic lands was fashioned trading towns in Kiev and Novgorod. The Viking into pendants and playing pieces. Skilled Viking traders even went as far as Istanbul, the capital of craftsmen transformed their imported bronze to the mighty Byzantine Empire across the Black Sea. fine ornaments and mass-produced brooches, and This perilous journey was one only the Vikings deer antlers could even be used to make delicate dared attempt, through vicious rapids and battling and beautiful combs.

In 1070, of his increasing corpulence. Sent into his typical King William reached his breaking point trying rage, William stormed Mantes in retaliation. But as to put down rebellions in the region, so he his men burned the town, William’s enthusiasm decided to turn it into a wasteland. Many people led his horse to rear up and slam the were slaughtered, churches were Harold Godwinson pommel of his saddle into his stomach. ransacked, crops were destroyed is killed On 9 September, King William and livestock killed.

They had mastered Russia’s Longships featured one large square sail Toward the end of the 8th century, Viking river system and reached the Middle East; approximately ten metres voyagers began an invasion of England their impressive voyages helped them wide. These were most that would forever determine the to become leaders of a rapidly likely made from wool, fate of the island nation. By 860 developing world and this new though no sails have survived to confirm this. Some Vikings this pioneering spirit led them Viking civilisation thrived thanks To keep the sail’s shape to the assault of Constantinople, to the power of a single creation: were laid to rest in when it got wet, the wool then some 20 years later, in the ship.

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