Vikings by Philip Wilkinson
  

Synopsis

Vikings by Philip Wilkinson

Feared across Europe, the Vikings arrived in their longships and launched lightning raids on coastal towns, churches and monasteries. Vikings tells the story of these ferocious warriors, revealing what led them to start their raids and illustrating their ships, weapons and the extent of Viking conquests throughout Europe. It also shows that there was much more to the Vikings than fighting - they were great explorers, who went to America 400 years before Columbus, and founded settlements from Greenland to England. They were also skilled craftspeople, with a rich story-telling culture featuring hero-sagas, myths and stories of gods and goddesses that people still enjoy today.

About the Author

Philip Wilkinson has written around 50 non-fiction books for children, mostly on historical and cultural subjects. His titles include the award-winning Amazing Buildings, histories of ancient and medieval civilizations, retellings of myths and legends, and several volumes in Dorling Kindersley's bestselling Eyewitness series. He is also the author of the book accompanying the successful TV series What the Romans Did For Us. Philip lives in the Cotswolds, England.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: 8+ years

Author

Philip Wilkinson
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Publisher

Carlton Books Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2008

ISBN

9781844420339


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