The Fury of the Northmen: Saints Shrines and Sea-raiders of the Viking Age

The Fury of the Northmen: Saints Shrines and Sea-raiders of the Viking Age

by JohnMarsden (Author)

Synopsis

Published to mark the 1200th anniversary of the first Viking raid, on Lindisfarne in 793 AD, this book sets out to reveal the Viking onslaught from the viewpoint of those who felt its might. It offers an evocation of the last years of the 8th century, as the holy places which had been the great civilizing force of early-medieval Europe became doomed. The raid on Lindisfarne, followed by those on the Tyne, on Iona and on the Irish coastline, showed the holy men the strength and greed of the Northern raiders, as detailed in contemporary documents. The author also wrote "Northanhymbre Saga", a history of the kings of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Publisher: Kyle Cathie
Published: 30 Jun 1993

ISBN 10: 1856260925
ISBN 13: 9781856260923