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Old December 16th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #1

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A new scripted series that is headed up by one of the creative team behind, The Tudors. It starts in 2013, on the History Channel.

History Channel Enters Into Scripted Television With ‘Vikings’
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikings_(TV_series)


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Old December 16th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #2

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I'll try to watch it. It seems I don't have time to watch several of the shows I want, though. I can't seem to find the time to watch the second season of Game of Thrones.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #3

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You would think that the History Channel would know that there were no such people as the Vikings.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 01:51 AM   #4

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"The series is loosely based upon the reign of Viking King Ragnar Lothbrok".

It will have to be "loosely based" indeed, since he is a semi-mythical figure and almost nothing is known with certainity about this person. I can't see why they didn't choose a more historical person from the era to depict.
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This one covers the Viking influence in Scotland from the 9th to the 13th century with special reference to the pivotal Battle of Largs in 1263 :

BBC iPlayer - The Last Battle of the Vikings
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This one covers the Viking influence in Scotland from the 9th to the 13th century with special reference to the pivotal Battle of Largs in 1263 :

BBC iPlayer - The Last Battle of the Vikings
I have really enjoyed that Von, I found that fascinating. Thank you.
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I have really enjoyed that Von, I found that fascinating. Thank you.
Thanks for taking the time to watch it Crystal. The BBC in Scotland have been producing some excellent historical documentaries lately and I am trying to post them when they become available. An hour is sometimes a lot of time to spend in busy lives but occasionally it is worth it.
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Thanks for taking the time to watch it Crystal. The BBC in Scotland have been producing some excellent historical documentaries lately and I am trying to post them when they become available. An hour is sometimes a lot of time to spend in busy lives but occasionally it is worth it.
Hey I always have time for a good documentary. I look forward to more Von.
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Hmm, I'll have to keep an eye out for this
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This one covers the Viking influence in Scotland from the 9th to the 13th century with special reference to the pivotal Battle of Largs in 1263 :

BBC iPlayer - The Last Battle of the Vikings
Unfortunately it's only available if you have a UK IP-address.
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