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The Vikings in Britain by Henry Royston Loyn

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New Nork .
Written in English


  • Northmen in Great Britain -- History,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Invasions,
  • Scandinavia -- History,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Ethelred II, 979-1016,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Canute, 1017-1035

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Edition Notes

StatementH. R. Loyn.
LC ClassificationsDA158 .L68
The Physical Object
Pagination175 p., [4] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages175
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19575138M
ISBN 100312846711, 0713402946, 0713402938

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Viking Britain: A History covers the Viking Invasions and Anglo-Saxon response to them. The book is told with cutting observations and humour that really put the events into context. Viking Britain: A History focus is very much from an Anglo-Saxon perspective with the Vikings being given their own perspective as they fight for the English crown/5. Tracking down the Vikings in Britain. [Moira Butterfield] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 library. Saxons vs. Vikings also covers the period before Alfred, including ancient Britain, the Roman occupation, and the Dark Ages, explaining important historical episodes such as Boudicca, King Arthur, and Beowulf. Perfect for newcomers to the subject, this is the second title in the new A Very, Very Short History of England series. If you’re /5(77). Mr Williams has written a interesting book that challenges the image of the large, shouting, non too bright warriors who plagued Britain. He points out that Vikings were essentially just chancers, warriors seeking glory and wealth in the west whilst escaping ambitious Kings back home.4/4(6).

Viking activity in the British Isles occurred during the Early Middle Ages, the 8th to the 10th centuries, when Norsemen from Scandinavia travelled to Great Britain and Ireland to settle, trade or raid. Those who came to the British Isles have been generally referred to as Vikings, but some scholars debate whether the term Viking represented all Norse settlers or just those who raided. The exact ethnic composition of the Viking armies is unknown in particular cases, but the Vikings’ expansion in the Baltic lands and in Russia can reasonably be attributed to the Swedes. Elsewhere, the nonmilitary colonization of the Orkney Islands, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland was clearly accomplished by the Norwegians.. England. In England desultory raiding occurred in the late 8th. expeditions, the Vikings on their way across seas, through river systems, and even overland; the Vikings abroad. The contact of the Vikings with the outside world during the period roughly to has given a European—perhaps, some might say, even a world—dimension to their story and .   The story of the Vikings in Britain is one of conquest, expulsion, extortion and reconquest. Their lasting legacy was the formation of the independent kingdoms of England and Scotland.

  The Vikings were a group of Scandinavian seafaring warriors who left their homelands from around A.D. to the 11th century, and raided coastal towns. .   It is traditionally said that the raiding, pillaging age of the Vikings, which began in Britain with the ransacking of Lindisfarne in AD , ended with the failure of Harald Hardrada’s invasion in Yet the Viking influence spread from the Middle East to North America, and could not be undone by a single defeat in battle. At the same. Get this from a library! The Vikings in Britain and Ireland. [Jayne Carroll; Stephen H Harrison; Gareth Williams] -- For nearly three hundred years, from the end of the eighth century AD until approximately , the Vikings set out from Scandinavia across the northern world a . The Vikings who invaded western and eastern Europe were mainly pagans from the same area as present-day Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. They also settled in the Faroe Islands, Ireland, Iceland, peripheral Scotland (Caithness, the Hebrides and the Northern Isles), Greenland, and Canada.. Their North Germanic language, Old Norse, became the mother-tongue of present-day Scandinavian .