The Vikings

The Vikings

Elite 3
  • Author: Ian Heath
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: ELI 3
  • Publication Date: 23 May 1985
  • ISBN: 9780850455656
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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In this worthy addition to the Elite series, Ian Heath transports us to the time of the Vikings examining their epic journeys and the ships they made them in, their methods of warfare - the organisation of their armies and tactics employed, their appearance and equipment and the general history of these fascinating warrior-explorers. His authoritative text is backed by many fine illustrations and photographs including 12 stunning full colour plates by Angus McBride, one of the world's most respected military artists.

Biographical Note

Ian Heath is a highly respected author, and has written a number of Osprey titles, including MAA 89 Byzantine Armies 886-1118, MAA 287 Byzantine Armies 1118-1461 and MAA 275 The Taiping Rebellion 1851-66. He is also currently working on a five-volume project covering the armies of 19th-century Asia. Ian lives and works in Cambridgeshire, UK.Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

Who were the Vikings? Viking ships The Vikings abroad The Vikings in England: 9th-10th centuries The Vikings in Ireland: the Battle of Clontarf The Vikings in the east The Varangian Guard The Vikings in England: the 11th century Viking warfare Tactics The Jomsvikings Berserks and Wolfcoats The Raven standard Further reading

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