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Wirral Learning Grid - The Vikings - Web Resources

Bjarki the Viking

In 950 AD Bjarki and his friends sail to Log Island but when Bjarki finds a magic hammer he's off on an adventure. In a land far from home, he meets Alvi and led by the magic hammer's clues, they go on a mystery tour around Wirhale.


This book, by Jane Dickman, is for children aged 7-12 and is a fun story to educate them about Wirral's Viking heritage. It is available from Amazon or the publisher, Appin Press priced at £4.95.

Download the Bjarki Flyer, the November 2010 Press release or read the story featured in the Wirral Globe.

Jane also gives talks and/or readings in schools and to other groups catering to 7-12 year olds. For more information email stadplan@btinternet.com.

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Wirral and West Lancashire 1100th Viking Anniversary Homepage - This site is maintained by Professor Stephen Harding.

The Vikings for Ages 7-9 - Created by BBC Schools

The Viking Way - Created by the BBC

Grim Gruesome - Historical, adventure stories for boys and girls.

Professor Stephen Harding's Recommended Sites

Jorvik Viking Centre - Located in York.

Ancient History - Vikings - BBC Site with excellent material.

PBS's Viking Site - From American public broadcaster, PBS. Very good video material.

Snaith Primary School - Interesting, accurate and entertaining information about the Vikings.

Vikings Online - Viking Re-enactment group.

Regia Anglorum - Re-enactment society specialising in Viking history.

Primary Vikings History Links - A set of links that have been vetted before inclusion.

Other useful websites

Wirral and Chester Viking Heritage Project

The Vikings (Saxon, Norman, Celtic and Viking re-enactment Group)

The Battle of Brunanburh

Medieval Woodcuts Clipart Collection