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Vikings 4, Episode 5: PROMISED

This episode opens with Lagertha’s all-girl war band practicing their sword strokes and chanting: Freyr, we summon you. With the blood of this sacrifice, now is the time. That chant will have enormous significance by the end of the episode. … Read More

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Vikings 4, Episode 4: JOL

In which: Ragnar swallows a snake Bjorn fights a troll Floki gets his palm licked King Ælla berates Judith Rollo consummates his marriage And Ubba defeats Harald Fairhair That pretty much says it all, but here are a few details. … Read More

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Vikings 4, Episode 2: KILL THE QUEEN

As I’ve stated before, VIKINGS is not history. It is fiction studded with historical elements, and for me part of the fun is nosing out the history on which this fiction is based. In Ragnar-land this week, near the fictional … Read More

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Vikings 4, Episode 1: A GOOD TREASON

The Vikings are back, with a first episode bearing the somewhat puzzling title of A Good Treason. A better title perhaps would be: Don’t Mess With the Lothbroks. Only Uhtred can do that and succeed, but that’s another show. (See … Read More

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Vikings 3, Episode X: THE DEAD

I cannot possibly write a review of this episode without including spoilers. So, if you do not want to know how Season 3 of The Vikings ends, please leave the room now. Are they gone? Right. In this episode King … 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!

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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