Gwyn Jones dispels the myths of an empire built on terror and tyranny, in The Vikings; now in its seventh Folio Society printing.
Far from being merciless barbarians who tore through the continent in a reign of unrelenting terror, the Vikings were an ambitious but largely peace-loving race who brought massive social and cultural change to northern Europe. Three hundred years in the making, the Viking Age still enthrals over 1,000 years later; so much so that our edition is now in its seventh printing and remains the definitive title on the subject.
Bound in buckram, blocked in gold
26 pages of colour plates
10˝ x 6¾˝