Viking Hersir 793–1066 AD

Viking Hersir 793–1066 AD

Warrior 3
  • Author: Mark Harrison
  • Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Short code: WAR 3
  • Publication Date: 29 Jul 1993
  • ISBN: 9781855323186
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

When Norwegian Vikings first raided the European coast in the 8th century AD, their leaders were from the middle ranks of warriors known as hersirs. At this time the hersir was typically an independent landowner or local chieftain with equipment superior to that of his followers. By the end of the 10th century, the independence of the hersir was gone, and he was now a regional servant of the Norwegian king. This book investigates these brutal, mobile warriors, and examines their tactics and psychology in war, dispelling the idea of the Viking raider as simply a killing machine.

Biographical Note

Mark Harrison was born in Castleford, Yorkshire in 1954 and has a Batchelor's degree in Medieval Studies from Lancaster University. He has worked as a Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London since 1986 and has a strong interest in the early medieval world. He lives in Colchester with his wife and son.Gerry Embleton has been a leading historical illustrator since the early 1970s specialising in the 18th and 19th centuries. An illustrator, and author, of a number of Osprey titles he has lived in Switzerland since the early 1980s.

Contents

Historical Background Chronology Training Tactics Logistics The Viking in Battle Motivation and Psychology Appearance and Equipment Weapons Manufacture of Weapons Museums Collecting Glossary

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