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Harald Hardrada: The Warrior's Way

Harald Hardrada: The Warrior's Way (EPUB ebook)

By Marsden, John

One of the greatest medieval warriors Harald Sigurdsson, nicknamed Hardrada (Harold the Ruthless or hard ruler) fell in battle in an attempt to snatch the crown of England. The spectacular and heroic career which ended at Stamford Bridge in Yorkshire on 25 September 1066 had take...n Harald from Norway to Russia and Constantinople and saw him gain a kingdom by force and determination rather than right or inheritance. He was one of the most feared rulers in Europe and was first and foremost a professional soldier, who acquired great wealth by plunder and showed no mercy to those he conquered. 'Harald Hardrada: The Warrior's Way' reconstructs a military career spanning three and a half decades and involving encounters with an extraordinary range of allies and enemies in sea-fights and land battles, sieges and viking raids across a varity of theatres of war. John Marsden's superbly researched and powerfully written account takes us from the lands of the Norsemen to Byzantium and the Crusades and makes clear how England moved decisively from three hundred years of exposure to the Scandinavian orbit to a stronger identification with continental Europe following the Norman invasion.
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ISBN 9780752474441
Published 24 Oct 2011
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780752474441
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Imprint The History Press
Released 24 Oct 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Marsden, John
Category World History
World History: C 500 To C 1500
British & Irish History
European History
Military History
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 942.019
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade