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Vikings

A Dark History of the Norse People

by Martin J. Dougherty



ISBN:9781742575971
Format:Hardback
Page Extent:224 pages
Book Size:249 x 212 x 15 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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$29.99
Beginning in 789AD, the Vikings raided monasteries,ransacked cities and invaded Western Europe. They looted and enslaved their enemies, but that is only part of their story. In long boats they discovered Iceland and America (both by accident) and also sailed up the River Seine to Paris (which they ransacked). They settled lands from Newfoundland to Russia, founded Dublin and fought battles as far afield as the Caspian Sea. A thousand years after their demise, traces of the
Vikings remain all the way from North America to Istanbul. They traded walruses with Inuits, brought Russian furs to Western Europe and took European slaves to Constantinople. Their graves contain Arab silver, Byzantine silks and Frankish weapons.