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eBook To the Lands of the Vikings ePub

by Trevor Hodgson

  • ISBN: 1891231324
  • Category: Transportation
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Author: Trevor Hodgson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Word Association Publishers (May 23, 2001)
  • Pages: 282
  • ePub book: 1911 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1289 kb
  • Other: docx rtf lrf mbr
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 891

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Through it all, you sense the Hodgsons' love of sailing, their Viking-like resolve to press on despite numerous setbacks. And they are rewarded with great sailing to a world where remnants of the Viking presence can be found everywhere.

Trevor Hodgson’s books. To the Lands of the Vikings: Sailing in the Wake of the Norseman. Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author.

A thousand years ago the Vikings braved uncharted waters to complete the first known crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Sailing westward from Norway, they settled in Shetland, the Faroes, Iceland, and Greenland before finally reaching North American shores. ISBN13:9781891231322. Release Date:January 2001.

Hodgson is a surname. In Britain, the Hodgson surname was the 173rd most common (766 per million) in 1881 and the 206th most common (650 per million) in 1998. In the United States of America, Hodgson was the 3753rd most popular surname (30 per million) in the 1990 census. The surname authority P. H. Reaney (1958, p. 166) states that Hodgson is derived from "son of Hodge" and that Hodge, in turn, is a "pet-form of Roger". This view has been repeated by several others, and Reaney (1967) himself.

Vikings spread out from Scandinavia and settled in Iceland, which . Several explanations have been advanced for the Vikings' abandonment of North America.

Another was led by Erik’s son Thorvald (who died in Vinland from an arrow wound).

Landnámabók Medieval Icelandic book detailing the settlement of Iceland. This version of the empire, however, which spanned both French and Germanic lands, was based in present day Germany and never completely controlled Italy

Landnámabók Medieval Icelandic book detailing the settlement of Iceland. Lindisfarne Burial place of Cuthbert, patron saint of northern England; site of the first major Viking raid in 793. Mercia One of the major kingdoms of early Anglo-Saxon England. This version of the empire, however, which spanned both French and Germanic lands, was based in present day Germany and never completely controlled Italy. Because of this, and in an attempt to simplify a complex series of events, most historians refer to Charlemagne’s coronation anachronistically as the start of the Holy Roman Empire or the German Empire.

The raids started in June of 793 CE when three ships approached the shore by the abbey of Lindisfarne, off the northeast coast of England

The Vikings were native to the land that today is Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. The populations living in these three territories were very independent from each other. Each country was a society composed of a King, a noble class - known as Jarls or Earls - and commoners.

The Vikings were native to the land that today is Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. The country was divided into districts, each holding a yearly assembly - known as a Thing - in which Vikings discussed matters of common interest. All men were equal in the Thing; any man had the right to demand the settling of a dispute or whatever problem afflicted him. Each country had its own sphere of influence.

A thousand years ago the Vikings braved uncharted waters to complete the first known crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Sailing westward from Norway, they settled in Shetland, the Faroes, Iceland, and Greenland before finally reaching North American shores.

The Viking spirit lives on in this exquisitely detailed account of a couple's six-month voyage to trace that historic route. With the Saga of Erik the Red as a guide, Trevor and Lesley Hodgons set sail alone in the 37-foot fiberglass cutter, Symphony, determined to experience the world as the Norsemen first encountered it.

The book can be enjoyed as a journey from the Viking past into the present, and sailing enthusiasts will delight in Trevor Hodgson's day-by-day account of the getting there, as Symphony faces one challenge after another. Through it all, you sense the Hodgsons' love of sailing, their Viking-like resolve to press on despite numerous setbacks. And they are rewarded with great sailing to a world where remnants of the Viking presence can be found everywhere.

Comments

Dorintrius Dorintrius
I had the pleasure of meeting the author at a sailing show and had him sign a copy. I read it, enjoyed it, and thinking about it recently made me want to re-read it. With my long book queue, it says something for me to want to read it again. I don't remember any brilliant insights regarding Viking history, it covers the basics of Viking voyaging. He's a sailor first, and the narrative reflects that I think. A great idea for a trip, and quite brave of he and his wife to undertake. If you love sailing, and feel a little Viking in your blood, this book is for you.
Kanrad Kanrad
I am not one for cold weather, but I thoroughly enjoyed cruising with you to the lands of the Vikings. Your voyage had a great purpose in tracing the Viking route to North America.