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From shortly before AD 800 until the Norman Conquest, England was subject to raids from seafaring peoples from Scandinavia—the Vikings. However, they were not only raiders but also traders and settlers. Using the latest archaeological evidence, the author reassesses the Viking contribution to Late Anglo-Saxon England and examines the creation of the new mixed Anglo-Scandin ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Tempus (first published January 1st 1991)
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Birgitta Hoffmann
May 19, 2015 Birgitta Hoffmann rated it really liked it
An interesting and surprising account of the evidence for Viking Age England. This is not a book about the Vikings, this is what the archaeology of England looked like during the Age of the Vikings and in many ways how much of the Anglo-Saxon culture continued to survive and shape the 'Viking archaeology', especially in the towns.
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Sep 19, 2010 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Overall this book is a very interesting read and does make the reader aware of a lot of important and influental factors affecting not just the Anglo-Saxon people at the time period its writen about but also the factors that influenced many of the Norwegian and Danish viking settlers and their lives since the founding of the Danelaw.

It is rather dry in its tone though, it isn't as informal or as enthusiastic than some other factual books on the middle ages and viking era I have but it did prove
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