Northmen by John Haywood lets you follow in the wake of the Vikings— whose raiding was took them from Finland to Russia to Jerusalem. The Vikings, says Haywood were “an unprecedented phenomenon in European history, not for any technological, military or cultural innovation that they contributed to… but for the vast expanse of their horizons.” See how they affected the world and how they evolved from a pagan culture into a Christian one.
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