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The Northmen's Fury


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The definitive account of the Viking World by one of Britain's best historians

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Philip Parker was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He has travelled widely including the whole length of the Roman frontier and large parts of the Viking World. He is the author of The Empire Stops Here- A Journey Along the Frontiers of the Roman World, published by Jonathan Cape in 2009. www.philipparker.net


It is quite a feat to write history this good... Everyone who visits the British Museum's Viking exhibition should go clutching a copy of this engaging and splendidly written book. -- Dan Jones * Sunday Times *
Parker has a traveller's eye for landscape and a storyteller's sense of events and character; The Northmen's Fury is probably the most lively and well-informed introduction to the subject available today. * New Statesman *
Particularly fascinating... [Parker] proves expert at treading a delicate line between scholarship and his relish for the fantastical. -- Tom Holland * The Times *
This book is a treasury with treats galore. Lucid, comprehensive, it is a work of reference which deserves to become a classic. * Historical Novel Society *
Perfectly timed for the forthcoming British Museum exhibition. * Sunday Times *

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