Read King Harald's Saga: Harald Hardradi of Norway: From Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla by Snorri Sturluson Free Online
Book Title: King Harald's Saga: Harald Hardradi of Norway: From Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla|
Date of issue: 1966
ISBN: No data
ISBN 13: No data
The author of the book: Snorri Sturluson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 398 KB
Read full description of the books King Harald's Saga: Harald Hardradi of Norway: From Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla: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.
Read information about the authorSnorri Sturluson (also spelled Snorre Sturlason) was an Icelandic historian, poet and politician. He was twice elected lawspeaker at the Icelandic parliament, the Althing. He was the author of the Prose Edda or Younger Edda, which consists of Gylfaginning ("the fooling of Gylfi"), a narrative of Norse mythology, the Skáldskaparmál, a book of poetic language, and the Háttatal, a list of verse forms. He was also the author of the Heimskringla, a history of the Norwegian kings that begins with legendary material in Ynglinga saga and moves through to early medieval Scandinavian history. For stylistic and methodological reasons, Snorri is often taken to be the author of Egils saga.
Add a comment to King Harald's Saga: Harald Hardradi of Norway: From Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla
Read EBOOK King Harald's Saga: Harald Hardradi of Norway: From Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla by Snorri Sturluson Online free