What It Was Like to Be A…Viking


Did you know that the Vikings were traders as well as raiders; and that they established the world’s oldest surviving parliament? Embark on an incredible voyage through Viking life and history in the first in an exciting new series from bestselling non-fiction writer David Long.

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The Vikings were a terrifying force that changed history across the globe – from Canada all the way to Iraq. But they were merchants as well as marauders, explorers as well as adventurers. The greatest seafarers and shipbuilders of their age, they were also skilled metalworkers and artists, farmers and fishermen, healers and herders. They were even democrats who established the world’s oldest surviving parliament. Award-winning writer David Long’s concise but wide-ranging account brings their fascinating civilisation into focus, explaining what Viking life was actually like as well as considering their lingering influence throughout the world.