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    DescriptionOne of the greatest medieval warriors Harald Sigurdsson, nicknamed Hardrada (Harold the Ruthless or hard ruler) fell in battle in an attempt to snatch the crown of England. The spectacular and heroic career which ended at Stamford Bridge in Yorkshire on 25 September 1066 had taken Harald from Norway to Russia and Constantinople and saw him gain a kingdom by force and determination rather than right or inheritance. He was one of the most feared rulers in Europe and was first and foremost a professional soldier, who acquired great wealth by plunder and showed no mercy to those he conquered. "Harald Hardrada: The Warrior's Way" reconstructs a military career spanning three and a half decades and involving encounters with an extraordinary range of allies and enemies in sea-fights and land battles, sieges and viking raids across a variety of theatres of war. John Marsden's superbly researched and powerfully written account takes us from the lands of the Norsemen to Byzantium and the Crusades and makes clear how England moved decisively from three hundred years of exposure to the Scandinavian orbit to a stronger identification with continental Europe following the Norman invasion.


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    Title
    Harald Hardrada
    Subtitle
    The Warrior's Way
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Marsden
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780750942904
    ISBN 10: 0750942908
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    BIC subject category V2: HBW, 1DBKE, 3H
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC22: 942.019
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHDJ
    Illustrations note
    12 black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sutton Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    02 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    John Marsden is a journalist and writer. His numerous books include The Illustrated Bede, The Fury of the Northmen, The Tombs of the Kings, Alba of the Ravens, Somerled and the Emergence of Gaelic Scotland and Galloglas.