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The Last Viking : The True Story of King Harald Hardrada

The Last Viking : The True Story of King Harald Hardrada

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
SKU: 9781472846525
R 510,00
A rich and compelling account of the life of King Harald Hardrada of Norway, one of the greatest Viking warriors to have ever lived.
October, 2021
'The Last Viking is a masterful and pulse-pounding narrative that transports the reader into the middle of the action.' Carl Gnam, Military Heritage Harald Sigurdsson burst into history as a teenaged youth in a Viking battle from which he escaped with little more than his life and a thirst for vengeance. But from these humble origins, he became one of Norway's most legendary kings. The Last Viking is a fast-moving narrative account of the life of King Harald Hardrada, as he journeyed across the medieval world, from the frozen wastelands of the North to the glittering towers of Byzantium and the passions of the Holy Land, until his warrior death on the battlefield in England. Combining Norse sagas, Byzantine accounts, Anglo-Saxon chronicles, and even King Harald's own verse and prose into a single, compelling story, Don Hollway vividly depicts the violence and spectacle of the late Viking era and delves into the dramatic events that brought an end to almost three centuries of Norse conquest and expansion.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781472846525
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Contributor By (author) Don Hollway
Publication Date 2021-09-02
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 368
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 234 X 153 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 710
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'The Last Viking is a masterful and pulse-pounding narrative that transports the reader into the middle of the action.' Carl Gnam, Military Heritage Harald Sigurdsson burst into history as a teenaged youth in a Viking battle from which he escaped with little more than his life and a thirst for vengeance. But from these humble origins, he became one of Norway's most legendary kings. The Last Viking is a fast-moving narrative account of the life of King Harald Hardrada, as he journeyed across the medieval world, from the frozen wastelands of the North to the glittering towers of Byzantium and the passions of the Holy Land, until his warrior death on the battlefield in England. Combining Norse sagas, Byzantine accounts, Anglo-Saxon chronicles, and even King Harald's own verse and prose into a single, compelling story, Don Hollway vividly depicts the violence and spectacle of the late Viking era and delves into the dramatic events that brought an end to almost three centuries of Norse conquest and expansion.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781472846525
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Contributor By (author) Don Hollway
Publication Date 2021-09-02
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 368
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 234 X 153 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 710
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