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The Last Viking by Berwick Coates
  

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Just before 1066 Edward the Confessor lies on his death bed with most of his family gathered. England is in chaos, Sweden is a river of blood feuds and Malcolm, King of Scotland, has his eye on England. So we look at the tangled relationships and although we know the outcome, this tells the story from the point of view of Harold, his advisors and those serving the Viking King. In fact it’s the non-royal characters and involvement that is the most interesting. It’s a nice addition to the cannon of literature on this period.

If you like Berwick Coates you might also like to read books by David Gilman, James Wilde and James Aitcheson.

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The Last Viking by Berwick Coates

With the death of Edward the Confessor, the crown of England is hanging in the balance. And in the north Harald Hadrada, the Norwegian Viking leader, is determined to take his chance of capturing the country. But Harold will not let that happen without a fight. Charismatic and the leader of a mighty army, he is determined to make Hadrada the last Viking in England. And so the bloodiest battle yet fought on English soil is about to begin. At stake is sovereignty, freedom and honour.

About the Author

Berwick Coates was educated at Kingston Grammar School and Christ's College, Cambridge. Since then he has been, at various times, an Army officer, writer, artist, lecturer, careers adviser, games coach, and teacher of History, English, Latin, General Studies, and Swahili. He is the author of nine works of non-fiction, and lives in the West country where he works as a school archivist.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Berwick Coates

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Hardback

Categories

Historical Fiction
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9781471111983

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