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The Northmen's Fury: A History of the Viking World Hardcover – 27 Feb 2014
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"It is quite a feat to write history this good... Everyone who visits the British Museum's Viking exhibition should go clutching a copy of this engaging and splendidly written book." (Dan Jones Sunday Times)
"Parker has a traveller's eye for landscape and a storyteller's sense of events and character; The Northmen's Fury is probably the most lively and well-informed introduction to the subject available today." (New Statesman)
"Particularly fascinating... [Parker] proves expert at treading a delicate line between scholarship and his relish for the fantastical." (Tom Holland The Times)
"This book is a treasury with treats galore. Lucid, comprehensive, it is a work of reference which deserves to become a classic." (Historical Novel Society)
"Perfectly timed for the forthcoming British Museum exhibition." (Sunday Times)
"Philip Parker has encapsulated the Viking story in this book." (CGA Magazine)
"[An] energetic and intelligent guide to the Viking world." (A.N. Wilson Sunday Telegraph)
"A detailed study that succeeds in conveying the impact of the Viking age... A fascinating read." (Martin Arnold Literary Review)
"Engrossing" (Mail on Sunday)
The definitive account of the Viking World by one of Britain’s best historiansSee all Product description
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However, despite having a lot of existing knowledge about the Viking world, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was an excellent companion to the exhibition at the British Museum, but equally would be an interesting read if you didn't get to attend the exhibition.
For anyone with an interest in Viking history, this is a worthwhile read.
This would be confusing if these were all independent story lines but the same characters appear in different contexts over and over again and given that there are many Haralds, Ivars and Sveins it really takes a herculean effort to separate them all out.