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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:49 PM

Anyone know when the episodes re-air? I came into the episode late and wasn't giving it my full attention.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:56 AM

View PostLady Kasey, on 01 April 2013 - 12:49 PM, said:

Anyone know when the episodes re-air? I came into the episode late and wasn't giving it my full attention.

Check out the channel's website. THC airs back-to-back episodes too.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:52 AM

Finally began watching this show and it is delightfully awesome.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:58 AM

is it Ragnar rock or rook?  I assume rook hence the bird

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:17 AM

View PostMerc14, on 09 April 2013 - 03:58 AM, said:

is it Ragnar rock or rook?  I assume rook hence the bird

Its Ragnar Lothbrok. ;)

I've watched 4 of 6 episodes so far. I love his wife Legartha and the two children.

Two more episodes to go and I am all caught up.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:23 AM

This show inspired me to dig out all of my history books on the vikings even though this series is pure fiction.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:18 AM

View PostB Jenkins, on 09 April 2013 - 05:17 AM, said:

Its Ragnar Lothbrok. ;)

I've watched 4 of 6 episodes so far. I love his wife Legartha and the two children.

Two more episodes to go and I am all caught up.

I was talking about the question the priest asked him and then the bird (a rook I presume) flew in and told a revelation type story.  I have been watching the last few episodes as well and it is very good.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:24 PM

View PostMerc14, on 09 April 2013 - 11:18 AM, said:

I was talking about the question the priest asked him and then the bird (a rook I presume) flew in and told a revelation type story.  I have been watching the last few episodes as well and it is very good.

Hmm... I am going to have to rewatch that episode.

Anyways the series is purely fictional accounts  with some real history and amalgrams of historical figures mixed in.

Ragnar Lothbrok = the real history's Ragnar Lodbrok the Dane with various bits and pieces of different historical figures thrown-in together?

Earl Haraldson = Harald the Pretender amalgram? Or mostly pure fiction with various bits and pieces of different historical figures thrown-in together?

King Athelstan = Aethelred, King of Northumbria

We've seen the Lindisfarne raid in 793 AD, upon which the Anglo-Saxo Chronicle records preceding this event people witnessed portents and omens such as lightning in the skies and flying dragons.

Neat show!

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:19 PM

Two weeks ago (I missed last week's episode) showed the 789 raid on Dorset in the Portland Bay as well.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:13 PM

Earl Skrymskdr Wraggletooth addresses his warriors before starting their latest attack.........."Right, listen up you lot. Remember, first we loot and pillage, then - and only then - do we burn! got it?"

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:50 PM

View PostB Jenkins, on 09 April 2013 - 05:23 AM, said:

This show inspired me to dig out all of my history books on the vikings even though this series is pure fiction.


Really?

http://www.britannic...Ragnar-Lothbrok

http://en.wikipedia..../Ragnar_Lodbrok

http://autumnanddavi...ry/drb/3098.htm

http://www.princeton...ar_Lodbrok.html

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:15 PM

It's been quite a good series so far. A bit surprised when Ragnar publicly humiliated the erl's wife, but then she was a b**** to him in the past. Looks like we might still get a brotherly backstab.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:37 PM

View PostLady Kasey, on 09 April 2013 - 06:50 PM, said:


The series is full of a whole lotta mixed history and timelines. For instance, the raid on Lidisfarne took place on 793 AD and yet Ragnar Lothbrok death is commonly believed to have occurred on 865 AD and King Aelle of Northumbria death two years later in 867 AD. That is a 72-74 year difference alone.  

Just as Rollo, the first duke of Normandy is portrayed as Ragnar's brother in this series too. That is totally historically incorrect.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:38 PM

Yea his brother is a jealous chump. He's gonna die. I'm sure of that.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:46 PM

View Post-Mr_Fess-, on 09 April 2013 - 08:38 PM, said:

Yea his brother is a jealous chump. He's gonna die. I'm sure of that.

Not necessarily, because if Rollo is based off the historical Rollo who became the first duke of Normandy and is the great-great-great grandfather of William the Conqueror. Hmm...

Also, if Ragnar Lothbrock is based off Ragnar Lodbrok,
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