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Warrior #03: Viking Hersir, 793-1066 A.D.

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Publisher Comments:

When Norwegian Vikings first raided the European coast in the 8th century AD, their leaders were from the middle ranks of warriors known as hersirs. At this time the hersir was typically an independent landowner or local chieftain with equipment superior to that of his followers. By the end of the 10th century, the independence of the hersir was gone, and he was now a regional servant of the Norwegian king. This book investigates these brutal, mobile warriors, and examines their tactics and psychology in war, dispelling the idea of the Viking raider as simply a killing machine.

Synopsis:

A guide to the weapons, armour and tactics of the archetypical Viking warrior from his origins in Scandinavia through the devastating explosion into British history to the end of the Anglo-Danish monarchy at Hastings. The exploded and cutaway artwork shows details of armour and weaponry.

About the Author

Mark Harrison was born in Castleford, Yorkshire in 1954 and has a Batchelor's degree in Medieval Studies from Lancaster University. He has worked as a Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London since 1986 and has a strong interest in the early medieval world. He lives in Colchester with his wife and son.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781855323186
Author:
Embleton, Gerry
Author:
Embleton, Gerry
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Location:
London :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Scandinavia
Subject:
Vikings
Subject:
Armor -- History.
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
osprey;history
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Warrior
Series Volume:
003
Publication Date:
19930731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
61
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.72x7.26x.28 in. .51 lbs.

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