The Viking Empire

The Viking Empire is not a term that is commonly used in historical contexts. The Vikings were a seafaring people from the late eighth to early 11th century. They were known for their maritime and trading skill, they were also known for their raids and invasions of coastal towns and monasteries in Europe and the British Isles. However, the Vikings did not establish a singular empire, but rather established several powerful kingdoms such as Denmark, Norway and Sweden. These kingdoms were ruled by individual kings, and although there was some level of cooperation and interaction between them, they were not a unified empire.