Saxons vs Vikings

If you’re trying to understand England and its history in the most informative and entertaining way possible, this is the place to start.

Saxons vs  Vikings

Saxons vs Vikings

A witty and concise look at the beginnings of English history, when the nation consolidated after clashes between the Saxons and invading Vikings. In 871, three of England's four kingdoms were overrun by Vikings, the ruthless, all-conquering Scandinavian raiders who terrorized early medieval Europe. With the Norsemen murdering one king with arrows and torturing another to death by ripping out his lungs, the prospects that faced the kingdom of Wessex were bleak. Worse still, the Saxons were now led by a young man barely out of his teens who was more interested in God than fighting. Yet within a decade Alfred—the only English king known as the Great—had driven the Vikings out of half of England, and his children and grandchildren would unite the country a few years later. This period, popular with fans of television shows such as Vikings and The Last Kingdom, saw the creation of England as a nation-state, with Alfred laying down the first national law code, establishing an education system and building cities. 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 trying to understand England and its history in the most informative and entertaining way possible, this is the place to start.

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Saxons vs. Vikings
Language: un
Pages: 144
Authors: Ed West
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-08 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A witty and concise look at the beginnings of English history, when the nation consolidated after clashes between the Saxons and invading Vikings. In 871, three of England's four kingdoms were overrun by Vikings, the ruthless, all-conquering Scandinavian raiders who terrorized early medieval Europe. With the Norsemen murdering one king
Viking Warrior vs Anglo-Saxon Warrior
Language: un
Pages: 80
Authors: Gareth Williams
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-24 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In the two centuries before the Norman invasion of England, Anglo-Saxon and Viking forces clashed repeatedly in bloody battles across the country. Repeated Viking victories in the 9th century led to their settlement in the north of the country, but the tide of war ebbed and flowed until the final
Time and Timelines in the Primary School
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Historical Association (Great Britain), Pat Hoodless
Categories: Chronology, Historical
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:

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Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
Language: un
Pages: 64
Authors: Hazel Maskell, Abigail Wheatley
Categories: Great Britain
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Usborne History of Britain

Covers the period in the history of Britain after the Romans withdrew early in the 5th century to just prior to the rise of William I.
The Origin of Rus': Old Scandinavian sources other than the sagas
Language: en
Pages: 850
Authors: Omeljan Pritsak, Mykhailo S Hryshevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History Emeritus Omeljan Pritsak
Categories: Civilization, Medieval
Type: BOOK - Published: 1981 - Publisher: Harvard Ukrainian

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