|Title:||The Last of the Vikings|
Harald Hardrada met his death in 1066, fighting at Stamford Bridge against King Harold Godwinson of England. The story goes that when shown, at his own request, the fatal arrow that had been taken out of him he remarked, "yes, the man who made this knew his trade". Snorri Sturluson's saga tells us quite a lot about Harald, and here, Henry Treece, creates part of Harald's early life in the form of a novel. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Treece, Henry
Henry Treece (1911-1966) was one of the most prolific writers of historical fiction in the 20th Century. Born in Staffordshire, he mostly wrote prose fiction but he also published five collections of poems including The Haunted Garden in 1947. Together with writer J.F. Hendry (1912-1986) he was founder of the New Apocalyptics poetry group that was active in the 1930s.
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