The Viking Blitzkrieg: AD 789-1098 (2020)

The Viking Blitzkrieg AD Martyn Whittock argues that without the Viking Wars there would have been no united England in the th century no rise of the Godwin family and their conflict with Edward the Confessor no Norman co
  • Title: The Viking Blitzkrieg: AD 789-1098
  • Author: Martyn Whittock Hannah Whittock
  • ISBN: 9780752467993
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback
  • Martyn Whittock argues that without the Viking Wars there would have been no united England in the 10th century, no rise of the Godwin family and their conflict with Edward the Confessor, no Norman connection, no Norman Conquest and no Domesday Book All of these features of English history were the products, or by products, of these wars and the threat of Scandinavian attMartyn Whittock argues that without the Viking Wars there would have been no united England in the 10th century, no rise of the Godwin family and their conflict with Edward the Confessor, no Norman connection, no Norman Conquest and no Domesday Book All of these features of English history were the products, or by products, of these wars and the threat of Scandinavian attack The wars and responses to them accelerated economic growth stimulated state formation and an assertive sense of an English national identity created a hybrid Anglo Scandinavian culture that spread beyond the so called Danelaw and caused an upheaval in the ruling elite By looking at the whole period of the wars and by taking a holistic view of their political, economic, social and cultural effects, their many layered impact can at last be properly assessed.
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    One Reply to “The Viking Blitzkrieg: AD 789-1098”

    1. This book provides a very readable overview of Viking involvement in Britain The events are discussed and analysed clearly, with plenty of references I highly recommend this as an introduction to the period I wish it had been published when I studied Alfred in my History A Level

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