The Vikings (General Military) (Hardcover)

The Vikings (General Military) By René Chartrand, Keith Durham, Mark Harrison, Ian Heath Cover Image


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.

About the Author

Mark Harrison is a Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London and has a strong interest in the early medieval world. He lives in Colchester, UK.

Ian Heath is a highly respected author, currently working on a five-volume project covering the armies of 19th-century Asia. Ian lives in Cambridgeshire.

Keith Durham lives in Northumberland. He has a lifelong interest in the Vikings and their ships.

René Chartrand was a senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly 30 years, and is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He lives in Quebec.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472813213
ISBN-10: 1472813219
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: September 20th, 2016
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: General Military