The Viking Wars: War and Peace in King Alfred's Britain: 789 - 955

Max Adams (Author)

Product Details

$19.95  $18.35
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
December 10, 2019
5.4 X 1.5 X 8.0 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

Max Adams is the author of Admiral Collingwood, The Prometheans, and The King in the North, all published in Great Britain. This is his first book to be published in the United States. A university professor, Max lives in the northeast of England.


This is much more than a book about the Vikings versus King Alfred. Adams's great achievement is to cover events throughout the whole of Britain with some excursions into Ireland and Europe as well.
This is a beautifully crafted and impeccably compiled book, and one that is certainly a must-read for anyone with even a passing interest in the events and figures that molded Britain during the reign of the Vikings.
A scholarly narrative of the Vikings in King Alfred's Britain. The author is commendably strict on historical accuracy. Impeccably researched. Persistent--and academic--readers will gather a wealth of knowledge.
A rich history of ninth- and 10th-century Britain.
The most elaborate picture yet made of what the Viking raids actually meant to the people who endured them. 2018 has seen a small bumper-crop of excellent books about the Viking Age, and Adams has written the best of the bunch, the lively-yet-scholarly modern epic history the tale deserves.
An enjoyable book.