Date Added: Jun 2010
Did you know that the word "Law" in English is actually of Viking origin? Most people associate Vikings with warfare and the raiding of foreign countries, but these people, who came from Scandinavia and were active between 790 and 1066, were also traders, explorers, and settlers. A main reason for their venturing off to foreign land was to find means to support their large families, rather than remain as farmers in their home land. The Vikings had a set of laws that governed their lives as warriors as well as traders.