The Vikings

The Vikings

Voyagers of Discovery and Plunder

General Military
  • Author: Magnus Magnusson, Mark Harrison, Keith Durham, Ian Heath, René Chartrand
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 1 Jun 2006
  • ISBN: 9781846030871
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 208
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About this Product

'What a tapestry this book presents! What a splendid pageant of history and story!' Magnus Magnusson The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day. Viking raids reached from Norway to North Africa, they established the dukedom of Normandy, provided the Byzantine Emperor's bodyguard and landed on the shores of America 500 years before Columbus. The authors provide a detailed examination of the Viking Hersir, the raiding warrior of the Viking world, and the famed Viking longship that transported the Vikings through treacherous waters to their bloody raids. This beautifully illustrated book includes new material about the Vikings in North America and the lives the Viking led at home. Contains material previously published in Elite 3, Warrior 3 and New Vanguard 47.

Biographical Note

Mark Harrison has a Bachelor's degree in Medieval Studies from Lancaster University. He is a Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London and has a strong interest in the early medieval world. He lives in Colchester, UK. Ian Heath is a highly respected author, currently working on a five-volume project covering the armies of 19th-century Asia. Ian lives in Cambridgeshire Keith Durham lives in Northumberland. He has had a lifelong interest in the Vikings and their ships. René Chartrand and has been senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He lives in Quebec.Magnus Magnusson has published more than 30 books, broadcast several TV programmes on Iceland and the Vikings, and has translated the Vinland Sagas and many other sagas into English.


Introduction Chronology A history of the Vikings Viking Hersir Viking Longship Conclusion Bibliography & further reading Appendices of museums, places to visit etc Glossary Index

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