Philip Parker

Norse to Be Reckoned With

Viking Britain: An Exploration


William Collins 408pp £25 order from our bookshop

In recent years the Vikings have become ubiquitous. Making up for decades of confinement at the more academic end of the publishing spectrum, they have now colonised great swathes of our bookshops. A succession of popular works has revised and reoriented our view of these great Scandinavian raiders. It is a bold author who enters this suddenly crowded field with a general history, albeit one whose geographical focus is limited, but Thomas Williams’s Viking Britain still manages to more than hold its own.

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