Orkneyinga Saga - The History of the Earls of Orkney

Written around AD 1200 by an unnamed Icelandic author, the Orkneyinga Saga is an intriguing fusion of myth, legend and history. It tells of an era when the islands were still part of the Viking world
ISBN: 9780140443837
Author: Anonymous / Hermann Pálsson (Translator) / Paul Edwards (Translator)
Page: 251
Binding: Soft cover
Publication date: 1978
Format: Book
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
Language: English

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Orkneyinga Saga tells of an era when the islands were still part of the Viking world, beginning with their conquest by the kings of Norway in the ninth century. The saga describes the subsequent history of the Earldom of Orkney and the adventures of great Norsemen such as Sigurd the Powerful, St Magnus the Martyr and Hrolf, the conqueror of Normandy. Savagely powerful and poetic, this is a fascinating depiction of an age of brutal battles, murder, sorcery and bitter family feuds.

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