King Harald's Saga
Harald Hardradi of Norway from Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla
By (author) Snorri Sturluson
Translated by Magnus Magnusson
Introduction by Magnus Magnusson
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King Harald's Saga by Snorri Sturluson
Book DescriptionThis compelling Icelandic history describes the life of King Harald Hardradi, from his battles across Europe and Russia to his final assault on England in 1066, less than three weeks before the invasion of William the Conqueror. It was a battle that led to his death and marked the end of an era in which Europe had been dominated by the threat of Scandinavian forces. Despite England's triumph, it also played a crucial part in fatally weakening the English army immediately prior to the Norman Conquest, changing the course of history. Taken from the Heimskringla Snorri Sturluson's complete account of Norway from prehistoric times to 1177 this is a brilliantly human depiction of the turbulent life and savage death of the last great Norse warrior-king.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140441833
(198mm x 129mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Jul-1976
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Heimskringla II: Olafr Haraldsson (the Saint), Paperback (September 2014)View all books by Snorri Sturluson
The second part of Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla, history of the kings of Norway, dealing with the life of King Olafr Haraldsson (St Olaf), and culminating in his death at the battle of Stiklastadir in 1030.
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Author Biography - Snorri Sturluson
Snorri Sturluson (1179 1241) was the son of an upstart Icelandic chieftain. He rose to become Iceland s richest and, for a time, most powerful leader."
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