This wiki article is not fully reliable, though generally what is written is now seen as historical fact (but not by all) since the end of the period of Soviet denial about Viking involvement in the creation of Kievan Rus. The creation of post Mongol Russia is another matter.....
Probably I will eventually get to see this series, and I hope it covers the Vikings in "Russia" as that was perhaps their greatest enterprise, yet ignored in the West as a footnote about trade with Constantinople. Also I have yet to see any film or series about the greatest Viking of all, King Harald Sigurdson, who was in the West, Sicily and Russia. He was probably the greatest warrior who ever lived, until Stamford Bridge.....
Edit to add that this subject of Vikings and Rus is very toxic, and in some places, youtube for instance, the arguments are as foul mouthed and bad as that which has made Ancient Egypt a warzone on youtube. I keep clear and will not engage on this forum.....
Edited by Atentutankh-pasheri, 10 March 2013 - 10:55 AM.
I do wish they would emphasize that "Viking" was an action, not a people... They were Norse, or Danes, etc... Not Vikings...
However I'm sure they settled on that name to grab the attention of the viewers...
That was a good point. The ones, that came to the British Isles, sailed from Denmark and Norway. The ones, that came to eastern Europe, sailed from Sweden. That was a generalization, but it probably held true for the most part.
Okay, I couldn't really read the sub-titles in last night's episode. Where did they land the second time they went to England?
I dont think they said. I think its just suppose to be a generic coastal Saxon village.
Btw - episode four was awesome. I like the Thing at the end and what went down there. Each episode is getting better.
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:41 PM
Toward the end, when they were speaking their native language (as opposed to English) I could've sworn I saw something Northumbria, England on the bottom of the screen, followed by translations of their conversation.
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