The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors continue to capture the popular imagination to this day. They made history, establishing the dukedom of Normandy, providing the Byzantine Emperors' bodyguard, and landing on the shores of America 500 years before Columbus.

Beautifully illustrated with color photographs and original Osprey artwork, this book presents a new window into their way of life including detailed studies of the Hersir, the raiding warrior of the Viking world, and the legendary Viking longship.

Table of Contents

Chronology /Introduction /The Vikings at Home /The Viking Hersir /The Vikings in Battle /The Viking Longship /Glossary /Bibliography /Index

Product details

Published Sep 20 2016
Format Hardback
Edition 1st
Extent 208
ISBN 9781472813213
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 10 b/w; 80 col
Dimensions 7 x 7 inches
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…


Keith Durham

Keith Durham lives in Northumberland and is the au…


Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison has a Bachelor's degree in Medieval…


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