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VIKINGS: Episode 8: Boneless (or The Son, the Saint & the Slut)

My own subtitle for this episode is The Son, The Saint & the Slut. First, the Son.  Ragnar’s new son is born with a deformed leg. His mum, Aslaug, had predicted that she would give birth to a monster, so … Read More

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VIKINGS Episode 6: Unforgiven

Series writer Michael Hirst reminds us in one of his all-too-brief background videos on the VIKINGS web page that vengeance was the primary motivation of Viking society. This was true of Anglo-Saxon society as well. Hostility that had been sparked … Read More

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VIKINGS Episode 5: Answers in Blood

The title of this episode is a little puzzling: ANSWERS IN BLOOD.   Answers to what? There is a battle scene between Jarl Borg’s men and Ragnar’s, and it is a bloody answer, I suppose, to Jarl Borg’s earlier attack … Read More

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VIKINGS!

I wasn’t quite sure at first what to make of the History Channel’s popular new series, VIKINGS. After all, in my novel all the guys with names like Swein, Cnut and Halfdan are enemies. Who was I going to empathize … Read More

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