Oh. My. God. Violence. Blood. Gore. Sadism. Barbarism. Gold. Slaves. Sex. Family. Loyalty. Betrayal. Feuds. Sailing ships. Hot Viking raiders.
I loved the The Saxon Chronicles, a series by Bernard Cornwell. If you actually read what I post you know I’m a big fan. (Hat tip to Tom Stronach who turned me onto the books.)
Vikings, a nine-part series on The History Channel, follows my favorite character from The Saxon Chronicles – Ragnar. Lord, I don’t even like blonds and I’m fanning myself. His tall dark brother Rollo is more my usual type but as my son says, Rollo is kind of a dick.
Seriously good stuff. I get my blood and gore fix along with a heavy dose of Norse mythology and English history. Cuz you know I’m missing Downton Abbey too!
I’m recommending Vikings on The History Channel. If you click the link above you can watch online as well.