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The Sea Wolves - A History of the Vikings

Lars Brownworth

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."

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."
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Genres:

History

Description:

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."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joe Barrett

Length:

7h 16m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:24