Coenred, Captain of Huscarls, thinks of hanging up his sword and retiring to his estate, but then comes King Harald Hardrada of Norway, the War Wolf of Legend. A man of honour, Coenred cannot abandon his brother warriors in their time of need.
Spurning their Captain’s advice the brothers, Eorl Edwin of Mercia, and Eorl Morcar of Northumbria, choose to fight at Fulford Gate before the walls of York.
Mildryth, a young widow, has sought protection from Coenred fearing the return of her husband’s murderer, Tostig Godwinson, brother to King Harold of England. Tostig is now an ally of their ancient enemy, the Vikings.
On 20th September, 1066, the first great battle of the year begins and it will threaten
not only the King of England, but the entire world of the Anglo-