The Vikings cover


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.

Table of 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

Product details

Published May 23 1985
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9780850455656
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 3
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Angus McBride


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