Viking Weapons and Warfare
by J Kim Siddorn
"With a passion for re-enactment and an unwavering fascination with the
Vikings, Kim Siddorn writes an engaging description of the Viking
warrior. Through personal experience and experiments Siddorn discusses
weapons and their use, the warrior's appearance, psychology, their
tactics and strategy, tribute, command and leadership. This highly
readable account includes many reconstruction drawings and photographs
from battle re-enactments. In this new edition the text has been
expanded to include new chapters on missiles and axes, with additional
contributions to these and other chapters by Peter Beatson, Jonathan
Smith, Roland Williamson and Ben Levick, plus extra illustrations. 192p,
36 col pls, 108 b/w figs and pls (Tempus 2000, rev edn 2003)
ISBN 0752414194. Paperback. Price US $26.99"
Checked Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble in the U.S.
Not available on either yet. However, it is available
David Brown Book Co.
I might point out that Kim Siddorn is the head of
Regia Anglorum, which is one of the premiere reenactment
societies in Great Britain (now with a growing North
American Branch) which is in the process of completing
a year 1000 Anglo-Saxon Great Hall near Canterbury in
southern England, and which has several ships, they
regularly do historical filming. http://www.regia.org
for a further look at Wychurt's progress look at the
Other sites where there are regularly updated images of
the progress of the project at Wychurst can be seen at:
Master Magnus, OL [SCA], Barony of Windmasters' Hill,
Manx, Regia Anglorum, GDH
> Just thought you'd like to know that my book is now generally available in
> it's second edition. Extensively revised with more than ten thousand words
> added to the text and more drawings and photos than before, it contains
> updated info on many things, including chapters on Missiles and Axes.
> You should know that the original cover was green and the revised edition is
> black and has a picture of warriors on foot and on horseback on the front
> cover. I understand that it has been backordered for some months and
> everyone ought to get the revised edition, but it is possible there are
> still a few copies of the first edition about.
> Kim Siddorn