Links in the page below are either to sites where you can buy the texts, or to sites where they are legally and freely downloadable.


Dale, R., 2021, The Myths and Realities of the Viking Berserkr (Abingdon-on-Thames; Routledge)

Birkett, T. and Dale, R. (eds), 2020. The Vikings Reimagined: Reception, Recovery, Engagement (Kalamazoo: MIP)

Dale, R., 2020. Viking Leicestershire (Nottingham: Five Leaves Books)

Dale, R., with Stern, M., 2014. The Viking Experience (London: Carlton Books), reprinted as: Dale, R., with Stern, M., 2016. Vikings: Raids. Legacy. Culture (London: Andre Deutsch)

PhD Thesis

Dale, R., 2014. ‘Berserkir: A re-examination of the phenomenon in literature and life’ (University of Nottingham)


Dale, R., forthcoming. ‘Berserkir’ and ‘Rigsþula’, in Jesch, J., and Lee, C., (eds), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of The Viking World

Dale, R., 2020. ‘From Barbarian to Brand: The Vikings as a marketing tool’, in The Vikings Reimagined: Reception, Recovery, Engagement, edited by Thomas Birkett and Roderick Dale (Kalamazoo: MIP)

Dale, R., 2017. ‘Summary of “Berserkir: A Re-examination of the phenomenon in literature and life”’, Retrospective Methods Newsletter 12-13 (2016-17), 192-196

Dale, R., 2017. ‘Life as a Viking: Were they peaceful farmers or pillagers and raiders?’ Daily Life through History, (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO)

Dale, R., Maynard, D., Tyler, S. and Vaughan, T., 2010. ‘Carved in stone: a late Iron Age and Roman cemetery and evidence for a Saxon minster, excavations near St Nicholas’ church, Great Wakering 1998 and 2000′, Essex Archaeology and History 41, 194-231

Dale, R., 2005. ‘Butts Lane, Mucking (pipeline sections 0 and 1)’, Essex Archaeology and History, 36

Dale, R., Maynard, D. and Compton, J., 2005. ‘Archaeology on the mid-Essex clay. Investigations on the A130 Bypass: A12 Chelmsford Bypass to the A127 Southern Arterial Road, 1991-4 and 1999-2002’ Essex Archaeology and History 36, 10-54

Peachey, M. and Dale, R., 2005. ‘A late medieval site at Great Garlands Farm, Stanford-le-Hope, and other archaeological work on the Coryton-Mucking pipeline’ Essex Archaeology and History 36, 131-46


Dale, R., 2021. ‘A review of Shapeshifters in Medieval North Atlantic literature, ed. by Santiago Barreiro and Luciana Cordo Russo’, JEGP, 120(2), 264-266.

Dale, R. 2020. ‘A review of Handbook of pre-modern Nordic memory studies: Inter-disciplinary approaches, ed. by Jürg Glauser, Pernille Hermann and Stephen A. Mitchell’, Saga-Book 44, 226-227.

Dale, R., 2017. ‘A review of A Viking Way of Life, by Steven P. Ashby’, Saga-Book 41, 148-150.

Dale, R., 2013. ‘A review of Les Berserkir: Les guerriers-fauves dans la Scandinavie ancienne, de l’âge de Vendel aux Vikings (VIe-XIe siècle), by Vincent Samson’, Saga-Book 37, 69-71.


Numerous ‘grey literature’ archaeological reports