Vikings: A History of the Viking Age by Robert Carlson

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This is an excellent introduction to the history of this often misunderstood time. Although it is a story written in broad strokes, of an extremely complicated period, particularly in the development of Britain, the author has peppered it with some fascinating details of the people and the events of the time. Inside you will read about...

✓ The Ship Builders

✓ Life in Scandinavia

✓ "The Fury From the North"

✓ Expansion Beyond the British Isles

✓ And much more!

She has also taken care to include extracts from some of the contemporary comment that is available. The extracts from the extravagantly presented poetic oral traditions allow the reader a glimpse into what it might have been like to be there. The text will certainly enable you to decide what further aspects of the history of the Middle Ages you might like to explore.

4 out of 5 (very good)

This book provides a short introduction to the Vikings - showing they are much more than just horned helmets and pillaging. Giving you an idea of what day-to-day life might have been like, as well as hearing about the explorers and adventurers too, this history book gives you more of a well-rounded idea into the world of the Vikings. This in no way gives you all the information you may want, but for a brief introduction then I can definitely recommend it.

* I received this book from Hourly History in return for a fair and honest review. *


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