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By titleVIKING WARRIOR: The Norse Raiders Who Terrorized Medieval Europe

VIKING WARRIOR: The Norse Raiders Who Terrorized Medieval Europe

“It is better to stand and fight. If you run, you’ll only die tired.” – Viking saying

Beginning in 789 CE, the Vikings raided monasteries, sacked settlements and invaded the Atlantic coast of Europe and the British Isles. They looted and enslaved their enemies, terrorizing all whom they encountered. But that is only part of their story.

Sailing their famous longboats, they discovered Iceland and America (both by accident) and also sailed up the Seine to Paris (which they sacked). They settled from Newfoundland to Russia, founded Dublin and fought battles as far afield as the Caspian Sea. A thousand years after their demise, traces of the Vikings can be found as far apart as Canada and Turkey. They traded walruses with Inuits, brought Russian furs to Western Europe and took European slaves to Constantinople. Their graves contain Arab silver, Byzantine silks and Frankish weapons and artifacts. Arranged thematically, The Viking Warrior examines the Norsemen through their origins, society, raiding culture, weapons and war tactics, exploration, trade, settlements and kingdoms.

Illustrated with more than 200 colour and black-and-white photographs, maps and artworks, The Viking Warrior is an expertly written account of a people who have long captured the popular imagination.

Format: 213 x 290mm (8 1⁄4 x 11 1⁄2”) landscape hb or 285 x 213mm portrait hb
Extent: 224 pages
Word count: 50,000 words
Illustrations: more than 200 colour illustrations, photographs and maps
ISBN: 9781782742913 [landscape]
ISBN: 9781782745150 [portrait]

Author details:

Ben Hubbard is a non-fiction author who specializes in books about the history of civilizations. Among his works are titles on ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt and castles of medieval Europe. Hubbard has also written histories of Roman gladiators, duelists, medieval tournaments, fighter pilots, and gunmen of the American west.