The Norse Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual

  1. John Haywood
  • ISBN 9780500251942
  • 19.80 x 12.50 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 208pp
  • 135 Illustrations, 29 in colour
  • First published 2013
‘If you fancy yourself as a looting, raiding, farming, treasure-making, pagan god-worshipping expert seafarer, you need 'Viking' … witty and informative’ – The Big Issue
‘Well illustrated, boisterously light-hearted, and crammed with solid historical and archaeological information, this is a vivid window into the Viking Age’ – Current World Archaeology
‘Scholarly and witty … contains many gems of irresistible information … excellent’– School Librarian
‘Stunning’ – The Daily Mail

You want to be a Viking?

Fame, glory and wealth await those who brave storms and enemy spears to plunder far and wide in foreign lands. Who wouldn’t like a piece of the action? To come home laden with silver, earning a reputation that will live on long after lesser men have been forgotten?

This book gives you all the information you need to become a successful Viking warrior in the 10th century. Learn ...
• How to navigate at sea
• What weapons and armour to choose
• How to join a Viking warband
• What to look for in a good Viking leader
• How to behave at a feast
• How to fight in a shield war
• How to plunder a monastery and ransom a monk
• What to expect if you die gloriously in battle

Combining the latest archaeological discoveries with modern-day reconstructions and tales from the Norse sagas, this book – written by a leading authority on the period – paints a vivid picture of what it was like to be a Viking warrior.

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