- A Viking was a person from Scandinavia from 793 AD-1066 AD. They were famous as warriors, pirates, explorers and traders.
- The Vikings sailed in ships called longboats.
- The Vikings raided many monasteries throughout Northumberland as they saw monks as easy prey.
- Monks believed in peace, so they would not fight back. The monasteries were filled with valuables and riches, so it was an ideal building to attack.
- The word Viking literally translates to "Pirate."