Vikings in Britain
A major part of KS2 history is about Norse, or Viking, culture. This is the last of four quizzes on the subject and it looks in particular at the Viking invasions of Great Britain.
The Vikings made a series of raids on and invasions of Britain between the 8th Century and the 11th. They came from Norway, Sweden and Denmark, otherwise known as Scandinavia. This lies to the North of Europe, which is where the alternative name for Viking culture, Norse, comes from. Norse attackers raided Lindisfarne, the monastery that held Saint Cuthbert's relics. The raiders killed the monks and captured the valuables. Then the raids turned into invasions. By the 9th Century the Vikings ruled much of Eastern Britain and in the 11th Century England had four Norse kings. They have had an impact on our culture with many of our place names and some words in our language being of Viking origin.
Take this quiz to see how much you know about the Viking invasions of Britain.
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