Intended for use within the realm of a Charlotte Mason education Stories of the Vikings is intended to be used over the course of one academic school year, alongside an additional history reader, such as Our Island Story, by H. E. Marshall. It has been arranged for effective use with Miss Mason’s principle of short lessons,—some chapters have therefore been split into parts and the readings spread across more than one lesson. Another unique facet to the new edition is the inclusion of narration breaks dividing the text, allowing parents and students to move easily through the text at a pace which is suitable to the abilities of the child.
As an aid to accompany the text, we highly recommend History Pictures for a Living Education: The Vikings, a compilation of photographs exclusively arranged for use alongside the book. Footnotes are littered throughout Stories of the Vikings, indicating when a picture is available to supplement the text.