Medieval Invaders Webquest On a separate sheet of paper, answer the following questions. The Vikings http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/vikings 1) What does the word “Viking” mean? 2) What did the English call the Vikings? 3) Where did most of the Vikings settle in Britain? 4) What were Viking‐controlled areas of Britain called? 5) Why did Vikings choose to attack monasteries? 6) What made Viking attacks so successful? 7)What was the Viking religion like? 8) Who was the ruler of the gods? 9) Who was Thor? http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/history/earlymiddle/vikings.htm 10) What group of people did the Vikings mix with to help to form early Russia? 11) What city were they attempting to raid when they moved into the area? http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/history/highmiddle/normans.htm 12) Why were the Vikings in France? 13) What were they eventually called? 14) When and why did William invade Britain? Germanic Tribes http://www.hyw.com/books/history/Germans.htm 15) Name some of the “Germanic” tribes. 16) Where did the German tribes come from? 17) What was German society like? Anglo‐Saxons http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons 18) Where did the Anglo‐Saxons come from? When? 19) What did most of them do for a living? 20) Who was Beowulf? 21) What are runes? 22) Who was Alfred the Great famous for fighting? 23) What was the significance of the god Woden to early Anglo‐Saxons? 24) Who first brought Christianity to the Anglo‐Saxons? Irish http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ancientireland/culture.html 25) When, according to legend, did Celtic warriors first arrive in Ireland? 26) Did Irish rulers have as much power as rulers in the rest of Europe? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ancientireland/religion.html 27) When did Christianity first arrive in Ireland? 28) Was Patrick alone in bringing Christianity to the Irish? Magyars http://www.thenagain.info/webchron/easteurope/magyars.html 29) What animals were essential to the lifestyle of the Magyars? 30) What was the social structure like among the Magyars? Was there equality? 31) In what present‐day country did the Magyars ultimately settle?