The Fury of the Northmen: Saints, Shrines and Sea-Raiders in the Viking Age

The Fury of the Northmen: Saints, Shrines and Sea-Raiders in the Viking Age

by John Marsden
     
 

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Twelve centuries ago sea-raiders out of the north fell upon the holy island of Lindisfarne, chosen by Saint Aidan as his "Iona in the East" and hallowed as the shrine of its hermit-bishop Cuthbert, the great patron saint of the northern English. The year A.D. 793 is accepted as marking the onset of three centuries of Scandinavian expansion into the British islands still known as "The Viking Age." In its time, it came as nothing short of a cataclysm, the apocalypse made manifest on the sands of Northumbria. By exploring the scant documentary evidence left behind by those who were the most sorely oppressed by the Northmen, Marsden, the author of numerous books on early English history, brings alive the stark reality of the Viking raids that shattered the peace of the British Isles. For Scandinavian collections in academic libraries.-Michael Coleman, Alabama Regional Lib. for Blind & Physically Handicapped, Montgomery

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ISBN-13:
9781856262361
Publisher:
Kyle Cathie Limited
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Pages:
194

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