A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE VIKINGS

Download A Brief History Of The Vikings ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to A Brief History Of The Vikings book pdf for free now.

Daily Life Of The Vikings

Author : Kirsten Wolf
ISBN : 0313322694
Genre : History
File Size : 82.59 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 846
Read : 936

Examines the daily lives of the Vikings.
Category: History

A Brief History Of The Vikings

Author : Jonathan Clements
ISBN : 9781472107756
Genre : History
File Size : 37.26 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 546
Read : 381

'From the Fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord.' Between the eighth and eleventh centuries, the Vikings surged from their Scandinavian homeland to trade, raid and invade along the coasts of Europe. Their influence and expeditions extended from Newfoundland to Baghdad, their battles were as far-flung as Africa and the Arctic. But were they great seafarers or desperate outcasts, noble heathens or oafish pirates, the last pagans or the first of the modern Europeans? This concise study puts medieval chronicles, Norse sagas and Muslim accounts alongside more recent research into ritual magic, genetic profiling and climatology. It includes biographical sketches of some of the most famous Vikings, from Erik Bloodaxe to Saint Olaf, and King Canute to Leif the Lucky. It explains why the Danish king Harald Bluetooth lent his name to a twenty-first century wireless technology; which future saint laughed as she buried foreign ambassadors alive; why so many Icelandic settlers had Irish names; and how the last Viking colony was destroyed by English raiders. Extending beyond the traditional 'Viking age' of most books, A Brief History of the Vikings places sudden Scandinavian population movement in a wider historical context. It presents a balanced appraisal of these infamous sea kings, explaining both their swift expansion and its supposed halt. Supposed because, ultimately, the Vikings didn't disappear: they turned into us.
Category: History

A Brief History Of The Anglo Saxons

Author : Geoffrey Hindley
ISBN : 9781472107596
Genre : History
File Size : 37.3 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 402
Read : 463

Starting AD 400 (around the time of their invasion of England) and running through to the 1100s (the 'Aftermath'), historian Geoffrey Hindley shows the Anglo-Saxons as formative in the history not only of England but also of Europe. The society inspired by the warrior world of the Old English poem Beowulf saw England become the world's first nation state and Europe's first country to conduct affairs in its own language, and Bede and Boniface of Wessex establish the dating convention we still use today. Including all the latest research, this is a fascinating assessment of a vital historical period.
Category: History

The Vikings And Their Age

Author : Angus A. Somerville
ISBN : 9781442605220
Genre : History
File Size : 87.55 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 987
Read : 1216

The Vikings and Their Age offers a quick overview of the chronology and major themes of the Viking period.
Category: History

A Brief History Of The Wars Of The Roses

Author : Desmond Seward
ISBN : 9781472107763
Genre : History
File Size : 48.11 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 996
Read : 924

During the fifteenth century England was split in a bloody conflict between the Houses of York and Lancaster over who should claim the crown. The civil wars consumed the whole nation in a series of battles that eventually saw the Tudor dynasty take power. In A Brief History of the Wars of the Roses, Desmond Seward tells the story of this complex and dangerous period of history through the lives of five men and women who experienced the conflict first hand. In a gripping narrative the personal trials of the principal characters interweave with the major events and personalities of one of the most significant turning points in British history.
Category: History

A Brief History Of Life In Victorian Britain

Author : Michael Paterson
ISBN : 9781472107671
Genre : History
File Size : 76.19 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 923
Read : 871

The Victorian era has dominated the popular imagination like no other period, but these myths and stories also give a very distorted view of the 19th century. The early Victorians were much stranger that we usually imagine, and their world would have felt very different from our own and it was only during the long reign of the Queen that a modern society emerged in unexpected ways. Using character portraits, events, and key moments Paterson brings the real life of Victorian Britain alive - from the lifestyles of the aristocrats to the lowest ranks of the London slums. This includes the right way to use a fan, why morning visits were conducted in the afternoon, what the Victorian family ate and how they enjoyed their free time, as well as the Victorian legacy today - convenience food, coffee bars, window shopping, mass media, and celebrity culture. Praise for Dicken's London: Out of the babble of voices, Michael Paterson has been able to extract the essence of London itself. Read this book and re-enter the labyrinth of a now-ancient city.' Peter Ackroyd
Category: History

A Brief History Of Pirates And Buccaneers

Author : Tom Bowling
ISBN : 9781472107701
Genre : History
File Size : 30.77 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 764
Read : 290

From Stevenson's Treasure Island to Pirates of the Caribbean, the romantic image of pirates in popular culture has long been with us. But pirates are not all as charming as Johnny Depp. In ancient times Thracians, Cilicians and Illyrians terrorised traders in the Mediterranean, while the Barbary pirates of North Africa instilled fear wherever they went from the Holy Lands to the coast of Ireland. It was not until the age of Discovery, when ships began to cross the Atlantic carrying unimaginable riches from the New World that the traditional image of the buccaneering pirate was created. In England, heroes such as Sir Francis Drake were feted for their exploits against the Spanish fleet in which piracy was little more than state-sponsored terrorism. Tom Bowling's lively history explores many of the myths and true stories about the notorious outlaws of the oceans: including Captain Kidd, Blackbeard as well as Mary Read and other famous female pirates.
Category: History

A Brief History Of Britain 1485 1660

Author : Ronald Hutton
ISBN : 9781849012157
Genre : History
File Size : 26.9 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 862
Read : 491

From the death of Richard III on Bosworth Field in 1485 to the execution of Charles I, after the Civil Wars of 1642-48, England was transformed by two Dynasties. Firstly the Tudors, who won the crown on the battlefield and changed both the nature of kingship but also the nation itself. England became a Protestant nation and began to establishment itself as a trading power; facing down impossible odds it defeated its enemies on land and sea. Yet after a century Elizabeth I died with no heir and the crown was passed to the Stuarts, who were keen to remould the kingdom in their own image. Leading Historian, Ronald Hutton brilliantly recreates the political landscape over this early modern period and shows how the modern nation was forged in these anxious, transformative years. Combining skilful pen portraits of the leading figures, culture, economics and accounts of everyday life, he reveals insights in this key era in our nation's story. This the second book in the four volume Brief History of Britain which brings together some of the leading historians to tell our nation's story from the Norman Conquest of 1066 to the present-day. Combining the latest research with accessible and entertaining story telling, it is the ideal introduction for students and general readers.
Category: History

A Brief History Of Robin Hood

Author : Nigel Cawthorne
ISBN : 9781472107718
Genre : History
File Size : 51.96 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 948
Read : 450

Who was Robin Hood? Throughout history the figures of the hooded man of Sherwood forest and his band of outlaws have transfixed readers and viewers; but where does the myth come from? The story appeared out of the legend of the Green man but found its location during the reign of Richard II, the Lionheart, who was away from England fighting in the crusades. In his absence his brother John lay waste to the country. But does this tell the full story? Was Robin a bandit prince ahead of a troop of brigands? Who was the Sherrif and was he in fact the legitimate law in the land fighting vigilantes?
Category: History

A Brief History Of The Normans

Author : Francois Neveux
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131652906
Genre : History
File Size : 47.73 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 154
Read : 404

Examines the rise of this powerful warrior tribe of the Dark Ages that dominated vast lands of Europe from the Baltic Sea to Sicily, established their own kingdom, and eventually came to rule the British Isles in 1066 A.D. Original.
Category: History