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    Posted: 23 Jan 2018 at 07:46
Hi,

I was reading an article about Vikings and I would like your opinion.
It states how the Vikings, when they invaded England, established a new trading center outside London.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jan 2018 at 12:33
The site of modern York was the first (I think) English site of Viking trade.

The Vikings, while renowned for their raiding, also became Europe's traders, taking their long ships along the great rivers of Europe to engage in commerce. Similarly, they also traded extensively in North Africa, and in some mediterranean ports.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 2018 at 05:49
It's cool how they were really good traders. I watch the show Vikings so that's why I'm really interested :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 2018 at 11:40
Originally posted by ian990 ian990 wrote:

It's cool how they were really good traders. I watch the show Vikings so that's why I'm really interested :)

Me too,and it's fairly accurate historically.
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Trade was essential for supporting their colonial activities in Iceland, Greenland, and at the furthest range, tentative settlements in the Americas. The further away the settlement from  Scandanavia, the more need of trade to supply necessities. Eastward trade was more to do with outright profit.
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