By T. D. Kendrick
Captivating, well-documented, and brilliant account by means of a number one authority at the topic chronicles the actions of these daring sea raiders of the North who terrorized Europe from the eighth to the eleventh centuries. Abundantly illustrated, the amount can be worthy to students and scholars of Nordic background. 12 plates and forty black-and-white illustrations.
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