A magisterial history of the Vikings that fully reflects the extraordinary geographical range of their activities, from Newfoundland in the west to Baghdad in the east.
John Haywood was educated at the universities of Lancaster, Cambridge and Copenhagen. He is an expert on the history of Dark Age Europe. His authorial credits include The New Atlas of World History (T&H ) and The Penguin Atlas of the Vikings.
'Haywood has made this period of history accessible to all' All
'Haywood's lucid explanations of the cultures of the Danes, Swedes, and Norwegians are vital to understanding the motivations for their movements' Kirkus Reviews.
'Fascinating and authoritative' The Westmorland Gazette.
'Looks at the evolution of civilisations in Scandinavia, with a sprinkling of mythology thrown in for good measure ... A full picture of the Viking Age' History of War.