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The Vikings and the Victorians: Inventing the Old North in Nineteenth-Century Britain
by Andrew Wawn
In many ways the Victorians invented the Viking: the term, in its modern incarnation, is first recorded just 30 years before the young Princess Victoria's coronation, yet within 50 years it featured in the titles of dozens of poems, plays, prize essays, published lectures and parlour songs. This text discusses the Victorian fascination with the Old North; in it, Walter Sco ...more
Hardcover, 434 pages
Published January 25th 2000 by Boydell & Brewer
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Really excellent, ground-breaking work. Andrew Wawn has built an extremely solid, comprehensive and well-researched platform in this field which was previously somewhat ignored. The Vikings and the Victorians is indispensable for anyone interested in the 19th century's relationship with the Old North.