TV Preview: Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands

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Viewers in the United Kingdom will be the first to see Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands, as the new series premieres on ITV tonight at 7:00 pm. American viewers will need to wait until January 23rd, when the Esquire Network begins airing episodes.

The Making of a Legend: The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok and the TV series ‘Vikings’

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Thus neither The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok nor ‘Vikings’ are immediately recognisable as straight works of history, although they both have certain strongly historical elements to their content.

The Last Kingdom: An Interview with Bernard Cornwell

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What I find most compelling is the struggle to create a country which became England, a struggle that must have seemed hopeless at times and which roiled Britain in constant fighting. We think of England (especially) as a peaceful landscape, but in the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries it was horribly brutal and merciless.

Review: The Last Kingdom – Episodes 1 and 2

Review The Last Kingdom

Would the BBC version be true to the novel or just Game of Thrones lite?

Review: The Bastard Executioner: Pilot, Parts 1 and 2

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The Bastard Executioner is the latest TV series that medieval history lovers will be tuning into. Created by Kurt Sutter, who is best known for Sons of Anarchy, it promises a lot of blood, gore and violence.

New TV series: The Bastard Executioner

New TV series The Bastard Executioner

The first season of The Bastard Executioner begins on Tuesday, September 15th on the FX channel in the United States and Canada

How Well Do You Know A Song Of Ice And Fire?

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Think you know Westeros and Essos? Find out here!

5 More (Bloody and Gruesome!) Medieval Stories that Would Make Great TV Series

Dance of Death in the German printed edition, folio CCLXI recto from Hartman Schedel's Chronicle of the World (Nuremberg, 1493)

PK called me up last week and we talked about what we thought would make cool medieval-themed TV shows. Naturally, we had different ideas. I liked PK’s picks, but felt that there were other shows that should get to see the light of day so I decided to come up with my 5 contenders.

What was the Most Shocking Moment of Game of Thrones – Season 5?


Spoilers!!! Don’t take a look at this unless you have watched every minute of Season 5! If you have, vote on the most shocking scene.

Game Of Thrones Banners Quiz

Game Of Thrones Banners

Match the correct banner with the family name, words or seat.

Five Medieval Stories that would make great TV series

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We at are eager for more medieval TV, so we want to share a few ideas for possible shows – and hope that some executive producers are reading this!

Primetime Paganism: Popular-Culture Representations of Europhilic Polytheism in Game of Thrones and Vikings

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This article provides a critical examination of the politico-religious content of the highly successful television series Game of Thrones and Vikings.

Game of Thrones: What’s Your Role In Westeros?

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Find out who you’d be in Westeros, in the Song of Ice and Fire series.

Which Game Of Thrones Character Said This?

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Game of Thrones is full of witty words and quotable one-liners but can you remember which familiar face uttered them first?

The Ultimate Game of Thrones Quiz


Your favourite quiz for your favourite TV show.

Review of Wolf Hall, Episode 6: Master of Phantoms

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But in ‘Masters of Phantoms,’ the final episode, Cromwell exhibits the characteristic he was most known for while alive: Ruthlessness.

What’s Your Game Of Thrones House?

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Everyone has a personality type, and some personality types are more devious than others. Which Westerosi family would you feel right at home in?

Ten Thoughts on Game of Thrones: Sons of the Harpy


Somewhat random thoughts on Season 5 Episode 4 of Game of Thrones…

Review of Wolf Hall, Episode 5: Crows

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In this tense and well written episode, Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cromwell experience, in different ways, the unpredictable, explosive anger of Henry VIII.

Is this title real or from Game of Thrones?

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Here are 20 of the strangest sounding official ranks and titles. Some are genuine British royal or parliamentary titles – and some are from Game Of Thrones. Which is which?

Ten Thoughts on Game of Thrones: High Sparrow

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Taking a look at Episode 3 of Season 5 from Game of Thrones:

Review of Wolf Hall, Episode 4: Devil’s Spit

Wolf Hall Episode 4 review

In Episode 4, ‘Devil’s Spit,’ disappointment and fear run through the story.

Who Would Be Your Nemesis In Game Of Thrones?

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So many people, so many ways to die. But beware, for this quiz is dark and full of spoilers.

‘Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History’ – medieval and media studies team up to offer course on popular show

Game of thrones review

For 20 students at Northern Illinois University, Game of Thrones isn’t merely the most entertaining show on television — it’s also among the most thought-provoking classes on campus this spring.

Review of Wolf Hall, Episode 3: Anna Regina


Three things happened that made it possible for Henry VIII to marry Anne Boleyn. Without these three factors, there’d have been no marriage.

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