When you think about Vikings, your mind probably jumps to the image of a bearded Viking warrior. But did you know that women and the family also played a large part in Viking society and culture? Read through the following resources to learn more about women and the family structure in the viking age.
This article describes the role that women played in Viking society, and the tasks they were expected to do in the household.
The Vikings weren't just raiders, but farmers, traders and settlers - and they took their families with them when they moved from Scandinavia. Judith Jesch examines the role women played in the Viking world.
In this podcast, Johanna Katrin Fridriksdottir explores what everyday life was like for women in Norse society, the opportunities available to them and the challenges they faced.
Did the women go on Viking raids and fight together with the men? Where all the women shield maidens? Did the women have equal rights in the Viking age? This article describes the role of women in Viking society, their rights compared to men, and some famous Viking women from history.
Most of the domestic animals in the Viking age lived inside their houses and were not seen as either pets or farm animals, all the animals had their uses, and were part of the household for a reason. This article lists the animals that Vikings would have kept and their importance to the Viking household.
Have you ever wondered how it was to be a child in the Viking age and what kind of a Childhood would you have had if you lived in the Viking age? This article describes what we know of a Viking childhood.