King Harald's Saga: Harald Hardradi of Norway: From Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla (Penguin Classics)

King Harald's Saga: Harald Hardradi of Norway: From Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla (Penguin Classics)


This compelling Icelandic heritage describes the lifetime of King Harald Hardradi, from his battles throughout Europe and Russia to his ultimate attack on England in 1066, lower than 3 weeks sooner than the invasion of William the Conqueror. It was once a conflict that ended in his demise and marked the tip of an period during which Europe were ruled via the specter of Scandinavian forces. regardless of England's triumph, it additionally performed a very important half in fatally weakening the English military instantly sooner than the Norman Conquest, altering the process historical past. Taken from the Heimskringla—Snorri Sturluson's entire account of Norway from prehistoric occasions to 1177—this is a brilliantly human depiction of the turbulent existence and savage loss of life of the final nice Norse warrior-king.

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