English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

For almost 300 years the vikings terrorised large parts of Europe, arriving in boats and killing anyone that got in their way.
But they were also traders, inventors, and storytellers, and they have had a lasting legacy on the world we live in.
Full transcript and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/the-vikings

Show Notes

For almost 300 years the vikings terrorised large parts of Europe, arriving in boats and killing anyone that got in their way.
But they were also traders, inventors, and storytellers, and they have had a lasting legacy on the world we live in.

In this episode we cover:

  • The oversimplification of the vikings
  • The first viking attack in 793
  • Why did the vikings invade in the first place? Overpopulation, the search for brides, revenge, or they sensed an opportunity?
  • Settling alongside the local population
  • Technological advances with boats
  • How the vikings fought
  • Valhalla & what happened when a viking died in battle
  • Trading in the middle east
  • Viking social classes
  • A viking symbol you probably have on your phone
  • The vikings' linguistic legacy
  • How did the vikings end?
  • The Victorians and the vikings
  • The viking ancestral legacy

Full transcript and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/the-vikings



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