The Viking Great Army and the Making of England

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The definitive account of the notorious Viking Great Army that swept through Britain between AD 865 and 880.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from April 2021.

ISBN: 9780500022016 Category:

Dawn Hadley, Julian Richards

Description

Who were the Viking Great Army and what was their lasting impact on Britain? This is the definitive account of the notorious Viking Great Army that swept through Britain between AD 865 and 880, fundamentally reshaping its political, economic and social landscape and ultimately helping to ‘make a nation’.

Viking raids previously had been coastal hit-and-run affairs, but this period saw a change in tactics. While raids on the British Isles had begun in the 790s as a quest for wealth in the form of silver and slaves, by the 860s and 870s the aims of Viking armies had shifted to land seizure and political conquest. This critical period for British history led to revolutionary changes in land ownership, society and industry.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 15.3 x 23.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 22 April 2021
Number of pages 320
Format Hardback
Dimensions 15.3 x 23.4 cm
Weight 300 g
Dawn Hadley is Professor of Medieval Archaeology and Head of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield. She has excavated extensively on medieval sites in Lincolnshire. Julian Richards is a Professor of Archaeology at the University of York. He has directed excavations of Anglo-Saxon and Viking settlements at Wharram Percy, Burdale, Cowlam and Cottam, and of the Viking cemetery at Heath Wood, Ingleby. He is author of Viking Age England, now in its third edition, and of OUP's Very Short Introduction to Vikings.