A history of the Vikings
Oxford University Press, 1973 - 504 sider
An illustrated study of the northern peoples and kingdoms of Ireland, Greenland, Britain, and Christian Europe and their culture, society and livelihood. Illustrations.
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In 870 Halfdan, accompanied by a second king and many jarls, led the Danes
against Wessex, and seized and fortified the key town of Reading. 'During the
year nine pitched battles were fought against the host in the kingdom to the south
Guthrum meanwhile had twice probed at Wessex and been successfully
countered. But in the first weeks of 878 he made a midwinter attack from his base
at Gloucester which took the West Saxons completely by surprise. He occupied ...
They had now been in possession of their English estates for over thirty years;
they could be in no doubt as to the formidable nature of the English leadership in
Wessex and Mercia and the kingdoms' strong defences. Their best policy would ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - Steve.Bivans - LibraryThing
This is a very good overview of the Viking Age. I have used it as a textbook for a couple of college courses. My one critique is that Jones chose to break up the chronology a bit too much, in order to ... Les hele vurderingen
LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - C.Art - LibraryThing
A good primer for learning about the vikings. One will find it to general if they have done much study on the subject. Les hele vurderingen
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