Get this from a library! Harald Hardrada : the warrior’s way. [John Marsden] — “Reconstructs a military career spanning three and a half decades across a variety of theatres of war. This superbly researched and powerfully written account takes us from the lands of the Norsemen
This a good, and at times an excellent, book on Harald Hardrada (the harsh or the ruthless), known during his lifetime as Harald Sigurdsson, who was perhaps one of the most interesting among the Viking Warlords and Warrior-Kings, and one of the last of them.
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“Harald Hardrada: The Warrior’s Way” reconstructs a military career spanning three and a half decades and involving encounters with an extraordinary range of allies and enemies in sea-fights and land battles, sieges and viking raids across a variety of theatres of war.
I do believe this is the only book that performs a military study and history of Harald Hardrada of Norway’s life, career in battle and of his kingship right up until 1066.
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One of the greatest medieval warriors Harald Sigurdsson, nicknamed Hardrada (Harold the Ruthless or hard ruler) fell in battle in an attempt to snatch the crown of England.
Harald Hardrada: The Warrior’s Way 7 Aug 2007. by John Marsden. Hardcover. £40.00 (6 used & new offers) Kindle Edition. £13.00. Other Formats: Hardcover. 4.6 out of 5 stars 5. King Harald’s Saga: Harald Hardradi of Norway from Snorri Sturluson’s Heimskringla (Classics) 28 Apr 2005. by Snorri Sturluson and Hermann Palsson.
Harald Hardrada’s alleged descent from Harald Fairhair is not mentioned and played no part during Harald Hardrada’s own time, which Having forced his way to the kingship, Harald would have to convince the aristocracy that he was the right person to rule Norway alone. Nicolle, David (2007). The Normans: Warrior Knights and Their Castles
Read “Harald Hardrada: The Warrior’s Way” by John Marsden. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 31 July 2007 (UTC) Harald was King of Denmark the same way anyone else was King of anywhere: He and the armed men who backed him could hold the land and collect taxes. This review is transcluded from Talk:Harald Hardrada/GA1