Julian Richards is a professional archaeologist and television presenter, who has fronted such highly acclaimed series as 'Meet the Ancestors'.
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