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From Lars Brownworth, the author of The Normans, comes his latest book that brings to life this extraordinary Norse world of epic poets, heroes, and travelers through the stories of the great Viking figures.

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In AD 793, Norse warriors struck the English isle of Lindisfarne and laid waste to it. Wave after wave of Norse "sea wolves" followed in search of plunder, land, or a glorious death in battle. Much of the British Isles fell before their swords, and the continental capitals of Paris and Aachen were sacked in turn. Turning east, they swept down the uncharted rivers of central Europe, captured Kiev, and clashed with mighty Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire.

But there is more to the Viking story than brute force. They were makers of law—the term itself comes from an Old Norse word—and they introduced a novel form of trial by jury to England. They were also sophisticated merchants and explorers who settled Iceland, founded Dublin, and established a trading network that stretched from Baghdad to the coast of North America.

In The Sea Wolves, Lars Brownworth brings to life this extraordinary Norse world of epic poets, heroes, and travelers through the stories of the great Viking figures, including Leif the Lucky, Eric Bloodaxe, and Harald Hardrada. This riveting history illuminates the saga of the Viking age—a time which "has passed away, and grown dark under the cover of night."

"Joe Barrett uses a straightforward journalistic approach to give us a solid overview…" ---AudioFile

"Reader Joe Barrett narrates brilliantly." ---Library Journal Audio Review

The Sea Wolves

A History of the Vikings

Author Lars Brownworth

Narrated by Joe Barrett

Publication date Jun 23, 2015

Running time 7 hrs 16 min

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