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FC: Brutal Viking Raids | By Yianni Kataxakis and Connor Edmonds

1: Table of Contents | Page 1... Awesome Viking Picture Page 2... Dedication Page Page 3... Dedication Page Page 4... Viking Origins Page 5... Viking Raid Tactics and Beliefs Page 6... Introduction to Lindisfarne Page 7... Raid on Lindisfarne Page 8... Lindisfarne Raid Page 9... Lindisfarne Raid Page 10... End of Lindisfarne Raid Page 11... About the Authors Page 12... About the Authors a | Viking warship, Drakhar.

2: We would like to dedicate this to our awesome snowboarding, funny, super cool, totally rad, brutal weapon loving, Social Studies teacher Ms. Torpey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3: You Rock Ms. Torpey

4: A book by Connor Edmonds and Yianni Kataxakis.

5: The vikings were vicious warriors from Scandinavia. They were great traders, explorers, farmers, craft workers, and poets. They traveled as far east as Constantinople. Also, traveled as far west as Iceland, Greenland, and Newfoundland. | Viking Origins | Leif Erikson lead the Vikings to North America. | The Viking's homeland of Scandinavia.

6: Viking Beliefs and Raid Tactics | The Vikings were polytheistic.They believed in Norse Gods such as Thor[below photo]. Vikings were great poets and created long stories called sagas which were about heroes and important events. The Vikings raided because they wanted slaves, treasure, and money. The tactic Vikings used was hit and run. They would attack and then flee.

7: Introduction to Lindisfarne | Lindisfarne is an island located off the coast of Britain. It is a monastery in Anglo-Saxon territory. The monastery has been protected by Anglo-Saxons for years. The Island is sacred to monks and has no type of defense.

8: In 635 A.D. a monk named Aiden founded the monestary of Lindisfarne. Aiden started the monestary as a center of religious teachings for young men. In the year of 651 A.D. Aiden died from old age. 49 years later Lindisfarne Anglo Saxons launched an attack on Charlemagne because they thought his enforcement on the religion of Christianity was to brutal. 3 years later now in the year of 793 A.D. whereabouts on the island said that Charlemagne was coming to attack for revenge when Anglo Saxons attacked him because of his enforcement on Christianity. And so Charlemagne got his revenge.

9: In this year Charlemagne and his troops set sail to Lindisfarne. When they got onto the beaches it was a quick uphill race to the monestary where they quickly robbed all its great treasures. After they got out with many slaves they quickly set it to fire leaving it to ruins. When they returned home Charlemagne and his troops had to get all there prisoners in cells. After all the treasures were kept safe troops quickly interrogated all young learners and monks to see if any treasure was left behind.

10: Only days after the attack vikings were eager to find more of the possible treasure left behind. Since they burned it they could not return. After a day of relaxing slaughtering quickly started. All monks were slaughtered but the young learners were left to be sold in the market to make up for lost treasure. Today nobody knows why Charlemagne did such a horrible thing. But what we do know is that that's the way things worked back then. All because of the brutal vikings.

11: About The Authors | Yianni Kataxakis is a person who loves to learn and read about medieval times. When this project started all he wanted to do was learn about what our topic was. Also he loves to play soccer.

12: Connor Edmonds is a person who loves all different sorts of weapons. From modern day guns all the way back to medieval maces. When he heard of this project he researched all different types of viking weapons. Connor also loves to collect weapons.

13: Deary, Terry. Horrible Histories: the Vicious Vikings. New York: Scholastic, 1994. Print. Gault, Ivar. "The Attacks on the Monasteries of Lindisfarne and Iona." Ivargault.com. Web. 04 Dec. 2011. . Hewit, Sally. The Vikings. North Mankato: Smart Apple Media, 2008. Print. Schomp, Virginia. The Vikings. New York: Franklin Watts, 2005. Print. | Works Cited

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