My Viking Project By Katie Byrne Clothes For Girls • Viking women wore a long linen dress. • Over the dress they wore a long woolen tunic, a little like an apron Mens Clothes • Viking men first put on a long woolen shirt and long cloth trousers • On top of this was worn a sleeved jerkin or a three-quarter coat with a belt. Kids and their Games The children would not study and they would help their mothers with the house chores including farming. When they were very young, they would stay inside mostly because most parents prevented them from going outside because of the weather Viking Houses • Only a few Vikings lived in towns. Most of them lived in the country in Longhouses. The longhouse had usually one large room Jewellery • Displays of wealth were also seen in the jewellery worn by both men and women. Often made of copper, bronze, silver or even gold, the Vikings loved jewellery, particularly heavy twisted bangles and neck torques. They would wear necklaces of amber and/or coloured glass beads as well as pendants, many of which represented the Gods. Often they would sew expensive braid – known as tablet weaving – to the hems, collars and cuffs of their best tunics. Children wore similar clothes to their parents, although they were plainer and obviously smaller Longboats The long-ship is a graceful, long, narrow, light, wooden boat with a shallow draft hull designed for speed. The ship's shallow draft allowed navigation in waters only one metre deep and permitted beach landings History • The Vikings were people from Scandinavia who began around the 400s AD to make frequent raids by boat into Europe, even going into the Mediterranean Sea and raiding Sicily and southern Italy. The Vikings began attacking the Atlantic coast of southern France around 400 AD, and also the eastern coast of England The Battle of Clontarf • The battle of Clontarf took place on the 23 April 1014 • between the forces of Brian Boru and the forces led by the King of Leinster Quiz Time • • • • • • Did women were long or short dresses? Did children go to school ? What where Viking houses called? Where Viking longboats narrow or wide? Where did Viking people come from? What date was the battle of Clontarf?