By Robert Ferguson
For these dwelling open air Scandinavia, the Viking Age successfully all started in 793 with an assault at the monastery at Lindisfarne. The assault on Lindisfarne used to be a regularly violent harbinger of what used to be in shop for Britain and masses of Europe from the Vikings for the following three hundred years, until eventually the ultimate destruction of the heathen temple to the Norse gods at Uppsala round 1090. Robert Ferguson is a yes advisor throughout what he calls 'the treacherous marches which divide legend from truth in Viking Age history'. His lengthy familiarity with the literary tradition of Scandinavia - the eddas, the poetry of the skalds and the sagas - is mixed with the newest archaeological discoveries and the proof of picture-stones, runes, ships and items scattered everywhere northern Europe, to take advantage of convincing glossy portrait of the Viking Age in any language. "The Hammer and the Cross" levels from Scandinavia itself to Kievan Rus and Byzantium within the east, to Iceland, Greenland and the north American settlements within the west. past its geographical limitations, the e-book takes us on a trip to a misty quarter inhabited via Hallfred the complicated Poet, Harald Bluetooth, Ragnar Hairy-Breeches, Ivar the Boneless and Eyvind the Plagiarist, during which literature, background and delusion dissolve into each other.