'This book sets aside some of the myths and legends and, whilst focusing on the history, does not neglect the wider cultural impact of the raiders from the north'
Good Book Guide May 2014
About the Author
is Director of the Institute for Name-Studies and lecturer in the History of English at the University of Nottingham. Her main academic interests include place-names and language and literature in Old English and Old Norse. Stephen Harrison
is a honorary research associate at Trinity College Dublin, having previously worked in museums, universities and commercial archaeology. He specializes in Scandinavian burials in the early Viking Age and their social contexts and has wider interests in Viking-Age Britain and Ireland, particularly weapons.Gareth Williams
is Curator of Early Medieval Coins at the British Museum. He has worked extensively on warfare, coinage, wealth and exchange, towns in the Viking Age and historical re-enactment as a tool for both academic and public interpretation.