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The author of the book: John Marsden
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Edition: The History Press
Date of issue: July 2nd 2007
ISBN: 0750942908
ISBN 13: 9780750942904
Language: English

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I do believe this is the only book that performs a military study and history of Harald Hardrada of Norway's life, career in battle and of his kingship right up until 1066.
The tone of this book does seem a bit dry at first as the author explains to the reader the complicated family situation Harald grows up in until the famous battle of Stilkstad where he is injured in support of his half-brother Olav. But once you follow Harald Hardrada's journey to find sanctuary in Russia then the real adventure viking fans crave begins as you learn of one battle conquest after another as Harald gains more prowess and experience of leadership in the battlefield.
The parts I most enjoyed was the chapters on his service under the Emperess Zoe in Constantinople modern day Istanbul and how he was involved in the blinding of one traitor who instigated an attempt to deposs Zoe. Of course it also mentinos his famous escape from Constantinople as well.
In fact it's fair to say that the reader will learn about not just numerous adventures Harald got up to on his travels towards reclaiming his kingship from his nephew but also the many wonderful characters involved in his life from friends to enemies the cast is quite amazing.
Another thing about this book is that the author uses a lot of saga material from such characters to support his timeline of Harald's life which is also enlightening - including a few pieces Harald is reported to have composed himself.
I think anyone with a passion for history and for great historical figures of the 10th century should forget about reading about Alfred the Great or even Harold Godwineson (who of course is involved at the end) and pick up this one. It is incredibly interesting and enlightening and has a wonderful tale to tell.


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Ebook Harald Hardrada: The Warrior's Way read Online! John Marsden is the author of a number of books on the early history of Scotland and Northumbria, including Somerled and Galloglas. In recent years he has made his home in the Western Isles of Scotland.


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