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Anglo Saxon Chronicle (Boydell and Brewer Ltd, various editions). Translation from Garmansway's revision of the text.
Chronicles of the Vikings: Records, Memorials and Myths by RI Page (British Museum Press, 1995)
Cultural Atlas of the Viking World by James Graham-Campbell, Colleen Batey, Helen Clarke, RI Page and Neil S Price (Andromeda, 1994)
Viking Scotland by Anna Ritchie (Batsford, 1993)
Viking Age England by Julian D Richards (Batsford, 1991)
The Viking Dig: The Excavations at York by Richard Hall (The Bodley Head, 1984)
Scar: A Viking Boat Burial on Sanday, Orkney by Olwyn Owen and Magnar Dalland (Tuckwell Press/East Linton, 1999)
The Age of Charlemagne by Donald Bullough (Paul Elek, 1965)
Places to visit
Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. Viking artefacts from across Scotland and a reconstructed grave from the Westness cemetery, Orkney.
The Orkney Museum, Kirkwall, Orkney. The Viking gallery includes the story of the Scar boat burial, and a modern Norwegian boat of similar type can be seen in the courtyard.
Brough of Birsay, Orkney. On this spectacular tidal island are the remains of Viking houses and a 12th-century church.
Jarlshof, Shetland. A stunning site that spans five and a half millennia, including four centuries of a Viking farmstead.
Jorvik - York Archaeological Trust Reconstruction of tenth-century Viking York, featuring the finds from the amazing Coppergate excavations.