King Harald's Saga: Harald Hardradi Of Norway: From Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla

Paperback | October 28, 1976

bySnorri SturlusonTranslated byMagnus MagnussonIntroduction byMagnus Magnusson

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This 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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This 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...

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The biography of one of the most remarkable and memorable of the medieval kings of Norway.King Harald’s Saga forms part of the Heimskringla, a complete history of Norway from prehistoric times to 1177, by the prolific Icelandic historian Snorri Sturluson. It records the turbulent life of King Harald Hardradi of Norway, who served and f...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.79 × 5.13 × 0.44 inPublished:October 28, 1976Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140441832

ISBN - 13:9780140441833

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