Viking Nottinghamshire describes the county as it was throughout the Viking Age, through the various stages of Scandinavian settlement. It uses a range of historical evidence, including documents, place-names, artefacts and sculpture, to explore the impact and contribution the Scandinavian settlers made to the character and history of Nottinghamshire.
The book examines this era of history in a fresh light, reflecting trends in modern scholarship, focusing on cultural interaction and integration rather than a story of invasion, rape and pillage.
About the Author
Rebecca Gregory is a researcher for the English Place-name Society. She teaches Old English, Old Norse and Middle English literature, and is a member of the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age at the University of Nottingham. Judith Jesch is Professor of Viking Studies at the University of Nottingham and Director of the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age. She is Chair of the international Runic Advisory Group and President of the English Place-name Society.