A description of the sort of clothes the Vikings wore. They were handmade out of materials available at the time such as, wool, linen, leather and silk. Clothes had to be practical to keep people warm and dry, and to enable them to do their work. Wealthy Vikings wore fine clothes and expensive jewellery to show how rich and powerful they were.

First broadcast:
28 November 2008

Children could research Viking fashion and design their own Viking clothes. They could consider their role, which clothes would be appropriate for them and a Viking's importance within society by identifying what they are wearing and what this may tell us about them. Consider where the materials used was sourced from and whether we still use them today and use to further pupils' own research into the Vikings.