Why did the Vikings sail to England? Were they indiscriminate raiders, motivated solely by bloodlust and plunder?
Eleanor Parker is Lecturer in Medieval English Literature at the University of Oxford, UK. Her DPhil, obtained in 2013 from the University of Oxford, addressed the subject of Anglo-Scandinavian literature in post-Conquest England. Dr Parker writes an acclaimed blog in her guise as 'A Clerk of Oxford', described as 'an orchard of golden apples' by Christopher Howse in the Daily Telegraph. In 2015 her blog won the Longman-History Today Award for Digital History, and she now writes a regular column for History Today.
Meticulously researched, impressively informative, thoughtfully
insightful, and an inherently fascinating read from cover to cover,
"Dragon Lords: The History and Legends of Viking England" is an
extraordinary work of scholarship that is exceptionally accessible
for both academia and non-specialist general readers with an
interest in the subject. * Midwest Book Review *
Summing Up: Recommended. -- D.J. Shepherd, independent scholar * CHOICE *