They were basically hunters who made tools out of glass, bonze and other metals. Tey hunted on deer’s, rindeers and moose. Te middle age saw growth in population, dvelopment of townships and improvement in public administration (Dagre 2007). The monarch established their power over the Church and the slaves of the Viking Age disappeared. Olo became the capital city during this age. Te Viking Age is considered to have existed from 800 to 1050 A. ad was the richest era of Norway. Vkings are considered as cruel looters in parts of Norway whereas in other parts they came to trade and colonize.
Te Viking Age terminated when Norwegian King Harald Hardruler was defeated at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in England. Te plague and deteriorating economy resulted in a treaty with Denmark to guarantee the equality of both monarchs. Cristianity was gradually introduced through missionaries from Denmark, Grmany and England (The Middle Ages. I 1536 King Christian III assured the Danish aristocrats that Norway would be under Denmark’s possession and thus Norway ceased to be an independent monarch.
Norway was also included in the war Denmark was fighting against Sweden and the Baltic Sea Powers. Mny of the Norwegian territories were surrendered to Sweden by the Danish king and few were returned couple of years later. Lter on the territories came under the rule of one monarch, wich proved to be supportive for Norway in the long run. Sme trading rules were introduced between Denmark and Norway that again resulted in Norway’s gain and the growing economy resulted in a group of powerful people who started to for an independent Norway.
Tere were strong demands for Norwegian national bank and university, wich accelerated the mounting national perception. Te situation strengthened during the Napoleonic War of 1807 – 1814. Te situation isolated Norway from Denmark and other markets and famine struck since trades came to a halt. Snce Norway could no longer be administered from Copenhagen, Kng Frederik VI gave in and established a national university in 1811(Union with Denmark. I January 1814, Dnish King Frederik VI surrendered and handed Norway to Sweden on terms that Norway establish its own free constitution, ntional representation, is own government and the right to levy taxes.
O May 17 1814, Nrwegian constitution was adopted with. ..
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