In the late eighth century the Vikings set out from Scandinavia in search of treasure and land. Over the next three hundred years they reached as far afield as Greenland, North America, Britain, Russia and the Mediterranean. The concise and readable account takes an overview of the dramatic events of the period and examines the controversies surrounding the Vikings. Do they deserve their reputation for violence and destruction? Why were they so successful?
A concise and readable account of the Vikings
Origins; raids; the wrath of God?; rape and pillage; settlement and assimilation; West to Vinland; East to Russia; the Scandinavian kingdoms.
The History Press Ltd