Published to tie-in with the BBC series, this lavishly illustrated book brings the world of the vikings to the present day - using up-to-the-minute scientific techniques to link us to our viking ancestors and answer the questions that have puzzled historians for centuries. The Blood of the Vikings is a five part series, each programme 50 minutes long, fronted by Julian (Meet The Ancestors) Richards, which will be BBC2's showcase series for next Christmas. It not only tells the story of the Vikings in Britain in a new and exciting way, but also uses advanced DNA testing to show how the influence of the Vikings has lingered genetically in modern Britain.
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Beautifully presented...He blends history and archaeology in a thought-provoking and slightly provocative way, challenging some stereotypical perceptions of the Vikings. This book is not one for placing in a longboat and setting fire to, but to cherish and keep on your favourite bookshelf. - Focus MagazineHistory programmes have been conquering the ratings as historians such as Schama and Starkey put the emphasis on narrative rather than analysis. Richards finds a third way. He challenges the written record with archaeological data... - Sunday Timesthis landmark series - Daily Mailyou can...revel in the beautiful photography of the book accompanying the series. - Daily Telegraphexcellent - Time OutWell-written and beautifully illustrated...a vivid and often intimate picture of Scandinavian civilisation as it took root and developed on British shores. Richards is a consistently informative guide in rethinking our perceptions of the Norsemen. - Good Book GuideA useful book...brings together a variety of evidence and integrates it well. - Historical Novels Reviewthis is another example of why history on TV has never been better than it is now. - TIME OUT
About Julian Richards
Julian Richards is a professional archaeologist and television presenter, who has fronted such highly acclaimed series as 'Meet the Ancestors'.
Blood of The Vikings by Julian Richards
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Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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