By Ben Hubbard
Beginning in 789 BC, the Vikings raided monasteries, sacked settlements and invaded the Atlantic coast of Europe and the British Isles. They looted and enslaved their enemies, terrorizing all whom they encountered. But that is only part of their story. Sailing their famous longboats, they discovered Iceland and North America, colonized Greenland, founded Dublin, and also sailed up the River Seine and besieged Paris. Illustrated with more than 200 maps, photographs
and artworks, The Viking Warrior examines these fearsome warriors through their origins, social structure, raiding culture, weapons, trading networks and settlements.