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Dragon lords : the history and legends of Viking England

Author: Eleanor Catherine Parker
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why did the Vikings sail to England? Were they indiscriminate raiders, motivated solely by bloodlust and plunder? One narrative, the stereotypical one, might have it so. But locked away in the buried history of the British Isles are other, far richer and more nuanced, stories; and these hidden tales paint a picture very different from the ferocious pillagers of popular repute"--
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Parker, Eleanor Catherine, 1986-
Dragon lords.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2018
(DLC) 2018438666
(OCoLC)957746959
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Catherine Parker
ISBN: 9781838608408 1838608400
OCLC Number: 1090540704
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 267 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Introduction --
'From the north comes all that is evil': Vikings, kings and saints, c.985-1100 --
The sons of Ragnar Lothbrok --
The story of Siward --
Danish sovereignty and the right to rule --
'Over the salt sea to England': Havelok and the Danes --
Epilogue: The Danes in English folklore.
Other Titles: History and legends of Viking England
Responsibility: Eleanor Parker.

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"Why did the Vikings sail to England? Were they indiscriminate raiders, motivated solely by bloodlust and plunder? One narrative, the stereotypical one, might have it so. But locked away in the buried history of the British Isles are other, far richer and more nuanced, stories; and these hidden tales paint a picture very different from the ferocious pillagers of popular repute"--

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