airway April 5, 2014 Share April 5, 2014 As much as I enjoy this show, the historical inaccuracies still trouble me. The Vikings were not ignorant of the existence of the British Isles at this time. Long before the raid on Northumbria, the vikings had conquered large parts of what is today Scotland and Ireland. Dublin had been founded by vikings as a slave colony. I’m not at all certain what Eckbert’s paranoia regarding Roman literature was about. The church used the Roman language Latin and did not deny Roman history. The church incorporated the philosophy of the classical Greeks and Romans. Although I agree an emphasis on pagan mythology may have been forbidden. I still enjoy watching Eckbert in his hot tub. I think he needs a sauna and steam room to boot. I would get a massage therapist as well if I were the King of Wessex. 1 Link to comment
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