Saxon, Viking and Norman (Men-at-Arms #85) (Paperback)

Saxon, Viking and Norman (Men-at-Arms #85) By Terence Wise, Gerry Embleton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Terence Wise, Gerry Embleton (Illustrator)


If there is one thing we can be sure of concerning the Saxons, Vikings and Normans who inhabited the medieval world, it is that they were a good deal more advanced than some writings would have us believe. This fascinating book by Terence Wise explores the history, organization, clothing, equipment and weapons of Saxon, Viking and Norman peoples, covering wide-ranging topics such as Anglo-Saxon shields, Viking raiding ships and the organization of Norman armies.The absorbing and readable text is enriched by numerous illustrations and museum photographs with commentaries, plus eight superbly drawn full page colour plates by renowned military artist Gerry Embleton.

About the Author

Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator and researcher of historical costume since the 1970s, and has illustrated and written Osprey titles on a wide range of subjects for more than 20 years. He is an internationally respected authority on 15th and 18th century costumes in particular. He lives in Switzerland, where since 1988 he has also become well known for designing and creating life-size historical figures for museums.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780850453010
ISBN-10: 0850453011
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: March 22nd, 1979
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms