Step inside a Viking town and discover for yourself what it was like to live and work in this bustling centre of long-distance trade. Admire the well-built houses before joining the town's defenders as they fight off an attack by rivals from across the sea. This is a superbly illustrated look at the daily lives of different types of Vikings. Astounding architectural achievements are explained and explored with full-colour cutaway illustrations. Pinpoint enlargements focus on the day to day lives of the people, looking at how they ate, dressed, entertained themselves and sometimes fought. Illustrations of artefacts and paintings from the era help to support the main text by providing proof that explains how we know what we know. Informative captions, maps, a complete glossary and an index make these titles ideal educational texts.