Our Favourite Famous Vikings - Handy Info for Key Stage 2
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Leif was a Norse Explorer
Described as a “wise, considerate, and strong man of striking appearance.”
He was famous for being the first European to find North America – 500 years before Chris Columbus – and founding a settlement in Vinland.
Ragnar was a Viking Hero and warrior
Debate rages over whether Ragnar existed or not, he may have been a legendary figure like King Arthur. He could just be a fictional character based on several people.
Fun fact: His surname means shaggy breeches
Harald was a King of Denmark and Norway.
He was famous for introducing Christianity to Denmark.
Did Harald have a ‘blue tooth’? It may have been a discoloured bad tooth.
Bluetooth Wireless is named after Harald, and its logo is the runic symbols for his initials.