So you want to be a Viking?


An essential guide for wannabe Vikings and fair warning for those brave, or stupid enough, to swear loyalty to the cause


ISBN: 9780500651841 Categories: ,

Georgia Amson-Bradshaw


This humorous and handy guide contains all the information aspiring Vikings need to know about life as a Norse warrior. Expert tips include: how to plunder a monastery; how to keep your lunch in stormy seas; what to wear and what not to wear if you want to look like a boss; and how to avoid getting a battleaxe through your chest.

Based on the bestselling Viking by historian John Haywood, So you want to be a Viking? features the field’s latest scholarship, complemented by the zany illustrations of Japanese cartoonist Takayo Akiyama. The result is a book that brings to life the experience of being a Viking in 991 ce – from learning to steer a longship to cleaning one’s spear after a particularly bloody battle – through a crew of likeable (as well as highly disagreeable) characters.

Additional information

Weight 266 g
Dimensions 15.6 x 19.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 August 2019
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Takayo Akiyama, Text by John Haywood
Dimensions 15.6 x 19.7 cm
Weight 266 g


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