History of the Vikings: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Age and Feared Norse Seafarers Such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Egil Skallagrimsson, and More

October 30, 2020
History of the Vikings: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Age and Feared Norse Seafarers Such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Egil Skallagrimsson, and More

The predominant modern image of the mighty Viking warriors hasbecome that of the warmonger and marauding berserker. In popularculture, the Norsemen, portrayed as giant, sword-wielding men withflowing hair and bushy beards, have been reduced to aone-dimensional tribe of ruthless warriors, who cared little forthe communities they attacked and plundered.Men like Ragnar Lothbrok, Eric Bloodaxe, Ivar the Boneless andBjorn Ironside are portrayed as preying on unsuspecting communitiesand spreading fear across Europe as they laid waste to all that laybefore them, taking what they wanted at the point of a sword.It is true that the Vikings were, without a doubt, brutal menliving in a brutal age. They did use their skills as warriors torelentlessly attack Europe and the British Isles to increase theirwealth and territory, but that is not all the Vikings were, andtheir contribution to world history is far more thanwarmongering.In this captivating history book, you'll not only learn aboutheroic warriors in battle but you'll also discover the remarkableachievements made by the Vikings.In History of the Vikings: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Ageand Feared Norse Seafarers Such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar theBoneless, Egil Skallagrimsson, and More, you will discover topicssuch asThe Rise of the Mighty Vikings and the Viking AgeSignificant Viking Raids and BattlesRagnar Lothbrok – Man or MythIvar the Boneless – Ruthless Warrior, Leader of the GreatHeathen Army, and Conqueror of EnglandBjorn Ironside – Raider of the MediterraneanHarald Fairhair – First King of NorwayEric Bloodaxe – Terrifying Family KillerEgil Skallagrimsson – Warrior PoetSweyn Forkbeard – The Forgotten King of EnglandKing Olaf Tryggvason and the Rise of Christianity inNorwayHarald Hardrada – The Last Great Viking RulerThe Viking Age of ExplorationThe Significance of the Settlement of Iceland, Greenland, andVinlandViking Society and Everyday Life