Neil Oliver goes beyond their bloody reputation to search for the truth about the Vikings - from Newfoundland to Moscow, Iceland to Istanbul.
Neil Oliver is a Scottish archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer. He is perhaps best known as the charismatic presenter of the award-winning documentary series COAST, as well his two critically acclaimed landmark BBC history series, A HISTORY OF SCOTLAND and A HISTORY OF ANCIENT BRITAIN. He lives in Stirling with his wife and three children.
This is an engaging and enjoyable look at the fierce race who
dominated the North Sea in the early medieval period, traversing as
far as central Asia all the way to the Americas. In his likeable,
young-professor style, Oliver looks at the wider historical context
in which these fascinating people lived, and (as always) explores
the archaeological evidence they left behind. * CATHOLIC HERALD
This book derives from one of Neil Oliver's TV series, and is just like them: engaging, informative, good on both landscapes and seascapes, and with a lot of Neil Oliver in it, leaping about. * BBC HISTORY *