Harald the Ruthless by Andrea Hopkins
The Saga of the Last Viking Warrior

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A breakthrough in literature for young readers, Harald the Ruthless retells the famous and bloody Icelandic saga of real-life Viking warrior, Harald Sigurdsson, who stormed through Europe, then Russia, returning to Norway to claim the throne in 1045. Hopkins includes historical notes and maps in this graphic-novel-format presentation. Two-color illustrations.

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Keir Starmer QC (Year of Call 1987, Silk 2002) is based at Doughty Street Chambers and is a leading name in the field of human rights law. Andrea Hopkins (Year of Call 1992) was formerly a member of St John's Chambers in Bristol, before leaving civil litigation practice in 1999 to complete an LLM ininternational human rights law. She then became Legal Adviser to the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and was responsible for advising the police service on the application of human rights to the investigation of crime and the exercise of police powers. She delivered training programmes forpolice officers in human rights and police powers, human rights in the investigation of crime, and professional ethics both in the UK and overseas. She is now a legal adviser for Family Rights Group (FRG) a charity established in 1974 to provide advice and support for families whose children areinvolved with social services.
Published November 1, 1996 by Henry Holth & Co (J). 61 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books. Fiction

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Whether sitting on King Olaf's knee as a child, escaping death at Stiklestad, storming across Europe at the head of the Byzantine Empire's elite Varangian Guard, fleeing Constantinople, or besieging and sacking one city or another, Harald always played the 11th-century version of hardball.

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