Warfare, Beliefs, Arms and Armour in Northern Europe during the
This book explores some of the ideas and resources used by warriors
in Anglo-Saxon England and Northern Europe during the 6th and
This was a time of great change following a period of migration.
Warrior kings and their followers gave expression to their status
and wealth through the creation of embellished war gear made with
great craftsmanship and artistry. It was a time when traditional
beliefs and power structures faced challenges from a centralised
and powerful Church. In the turmoil of the time, traditional ideas
about identity and belief were mingling with new Christian values.
The aim of this book is to provide a glimpse of what it was like
to be part of a warrior society. The author looks in detail at
the weapons and armour used, and the attitudes and beliefs that
inspired the warriors and shaped their societies.
305 black & white and colour illustrations
This title is out
of print. We aim to print
a revised paperback version but do not yet have a date.
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